This report from Families USA’s Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation lays out policies and strategies to leverage the healthcare system to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It includes recommendations for federal and state policymakers, state Medicaid agencies, health system leaders, and individual providers, arguing that new efforts to broaden the definition of health, to pay for and measure health care, and to develop linkages between physical, behavioral, and social services represent opportunities to prevent and mitigate the effects of early life trauma.

Read the report