Online Program

Review of Findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Melissa Merrick, PhD, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Marilyn Metzler, RN, MPH, Division of Adult and Community Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Over the past two decades, a robust and growing literature has provided significant evidence of the relationships between social and economic conditions and health. These findings are informing the development of new areas of public health research and practice. They are also being used to establish targets for the health of the U.S. population. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the connection between early childhood, and health inequities by reviewing select findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. We will also briefly discuss an approach for exploring determinants that contribute to differential opportunities for children and their families to have access to conditions needed for health and well-being. We will close with a few examples of how this information is informing our work in the Division of Violence Prevention.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the connections between early childhood adversity, including child maltreatment, and differential access to opportunities for health for children and families.

Keyword(s): Child Abuse, Violence Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Subject Matter Expert for Child Maltreatment prevention in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. I am involved in multiple DVP initiatives and projects. I serve as the Science Lead for the surveillance of safe, stable, nurturing relationships through partnerships with OJJDP and the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence. I am also the Science Lead for the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.