On Friday, Aug. 23, Community Service Council’s Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma presented the third installment of a quarterly education series titled “Health & Data Innovations: Using Data to Make Tulsa Healthier.” This presentation was on ACEs & Trauma in Oklahoma: Recent Data & Promising Training and Workforce Preparation Partnerships. The University of Oklahoma’s Dr. Julie Miller-Cribbs, Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Mental Health, and Dr. Martina Jelley, Professor and Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Internal Medicine at OU-Tulsa, presented the latest data and practices being implemented to increase understanding of those in the workforce who may have high ACEs scores.
ACEs is the acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences, which is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been linked to…
- risky health behaviors,
- chronic health conditions,
- low life potential, and
- early death.
As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes. Oklahoma ranks first in the nation for the most number of people with an ACEs score of 4 or more.
We want to thank the more than 50 individuals who packed the room to hear recent developments on such a critical topic for Oklahomans.