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Northern ACEs Collaborative

Many Northern California Counties are disproportionately affected by high Adverse Child Experience (ACE) scores relative to other regions in California. Domestic violence is an indicator in the ACE spectrum along with other Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) which play a critical role in healthy families. 


The Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL), a program of the Public Health Institute, will support the formation of a Northern California collaborative and act as the backbone, to support and enhance current activities in the six pilot target counties of: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity.  The focus is on identifying and addressing opportunities for policy and systems change that mitigate issues of trauma and domestic violence using the Life-Course Model. The Collaborative is built on existing long-standing partnerships in northern California rural counties. The counties have addressed various aspects of ACEs, Trauma and or DV individually. Given the similar demographic nature and large land mass of the participating rural counties, acknowledging the fluidity of the population, we propose a regional approach to address trauma and domestic violence.

The question we should be asking is not

"what is wrong with that child" but

"what happened to that child?"

Oprah Winfrey

North State Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) VIRTUAL Summit

with Keynote speaker 
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California's First Surgeon General


September 17, 2020

 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Please join the Northern ACEs Collaborative (NAC), a division of the Population Health Innovation Lab  (PHIL), a program of the Public Health Institute, at the first North State Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) VIRTUAL Summit!  The virtual summit will host online presentations and breakout sessions led by experts to address the following objectives: 


  • Raise awareness of the disproportionate high rates of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores in the North State of California.

  • Increase participant understanding of the effects of ACEs on individuals and communities leading to a more trauma informed region.

  • Provide a platform for relationship building through dialogue and information sharing.

  • Provide both short-term and long-term solutions to addressing ACEs and the linkages to the Social Determinants of Health.



  • Community Members

  • Elected Officials

  • Students

  • Anyone interested in how ACEs affect families and communities


  • Clinical Practitioners

  • Domestic Violence Workers

  • Education and Early Childhood Providers

  • Organizations working in systems changs

  • Public Health

  • Others interested in ACEs & trauma

For questions or to become a sponsor for this highly visible event, please contact Lisa Tadlock, NAC Director at Lisa.Tadlock@phi.org 


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Northern ACEs Collaborative

Working to end domestic violence and childhood trauma in the North State.

Email: lisa.tadlock@phi.org

Phone: 530-526-2854

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