One of the most significant drivers of complex and expensive health problems is the high exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This fact can be troubling for ACOs that have taken on risk for the health of patients. Preventing and mitigating the impact of ACEs is a big stretch from providing clinical care. Minimizing ACEs and accelerating the adoption of trauma-informed practices across several sectors of a community requires an extraordinary level of collaboration. Many population health leaders in ACOs are exploring how to best develop strategies and community partnerships around ACEs that can achieve a measurable impact in a way that can be economically feasible. At first, few were finding pathways that seem practical and scalable. Fortunately, there is a growing emphasis on this multi-faceted topic, and promising strategies are beginning to emerge.
On November 12, the Population Health Learning Collaborative is hosting a free webinar, “Introducing the Comprehensive ACEs and Resilience Strategy Map.” This webinar showcases a new template for a strategic framework that helps tame the complexity of this important issue. The strategy map is presented by Bill Barberg, the author of the chapter on “Implementing Population Health Strategies” for the book, “Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration” (Routledge, 2017). The strategy map template is the first of a series of free tools being developed to enable community coalitions to improve their teamwork and leverage high-impact resources that can cost-effectively support a successful strategy to minimize ACEs and mitigate their potentially negative impact on the lives of so many people.
The webinar also introduces some extraordinary tools that help schools expand social and emotional learning (SEL). The webinar will introduce an SEL program that is free for elementary schools to adopt—thanks to the generous financial support of LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner. Population health leaders can invite local educational leaders to join them in viewing this webinar as a way to positively impact some of the upstream Social Determinants of Health that have a powerful influence on long-term well-being.
Learn more about this webinar and register at the Population Health Learning Collaborative website.