Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) refers to traumatic events experienced in childhood that impact health over the lifespan. These include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, and/or family dysfunction. Learn more from the Population Health Guide about Specific ACEs linked to negative health outcomes in adulthood, including: experiencing homelessness, community violence, discrimination, and deportation or migration.
The Population Health Guide provides information, tools and resources to promote population health initiatives in Washington State.
- Learn more about population health.
- Create a plan to improve a health issue in your community.
- Turn your plan into action.
Community Health Workers
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Quality Improvement Managers
Washington State Department of Health
Policy and Reference