Adverse Childhood Experiences (SIM)

Module Materials

What are ACEs and how do they impact your patients’ behavioral and physical health conditions?

Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) are well documented and may have a significant impact on health outcomes. This module reviews the background of ACEs and the association with Colorado’s SIM Clinical Quality Measures.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and toxic stress (TS).
  • Describe potentially negative health implications of ACEs and TS.
  • Understand how ACEs and TS may affect practice transformation efforts.
  • Describe tools that can be used to address ACEs in the primary care setting, and ways in which colleagues in Colorado are already addressing them.

Who Should Complete this Module?

The information in this module is valuable for clinicians and practice staff such as medical assistants, front & back office, nursing, and care managers.

CME credit available

Approximate Time: 60 minutes

The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a four-year initiative, is funded by up to $65 million from CMS. The content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (SIM)