United Way of Santa Cruz County joins Safety Net Clinic Coalition to prevent and respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress in our community.
Santa Cruz County: Safety Net Clinic Coalition Receives $1M PRACTICE Award Santa Cruz County: The Safety Net Clinic Coalition, a coalition of the Health Improvement Partnership, is a recipient of the Preventing and Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)-Associated Health Conditions and Toxic Stress in Clinics through Community Engagement (PRACTICE) award as part of a third round of funding through the ACEs Aware initiative.
The goal of PRACTICE is to increase the workforce and services needed for primary care clinics in California to expand and sustain screening and response to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress in local communities.
The funding is awarded to teams led by clinics and will include community-based organizations and Medi-Cal managed care plans. Teams will identify gaps in their communities in care and services and, through a statewide learning collaborative, leverage existing and new sources of state funding to build sustainable capacity to fill these gaps.
The team includes Salud Para La Gente, Santa Cruz Community Health, HSA Clinic Services, Doctors on Duty, Cradle to Career, United Way of Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz Health Information Organization, and the Central California Alliance for Health.
For more information, and a full list of awardees, visit the links below: