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Pediatric Practices Partner with Communities to Address the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

April 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT


Learn about ACES Aware, the California partnership between medical and community-based providers and the prevention sector. The program trains pediatric providers across the state on how to conduct ACES screening, reimbursable by MediCal (California’s Medicaid). Community partnerships go beyond screening to help ensure that children and families are connected to services and supports that build protective factors.


Lori Clarke is the Co-Principal Investigator for the Social Policy Institute at San Diego State University. Throughout her career she has infused hope and progress into statewide and local initiatives focused on child, family, and community wellness. Her current focus on ACEs Aware is to help build integrated Networks of Care.

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP is a community pediatrician and Medical Director at the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAP-CA3) on a team that provides county-wide coordination and support for two large scale community initiatives – Healthy Development Services and First Step Home Visiting funded by First 5 San Diego.