Project Description

August 20, 2017

Rick Murdock, ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator

Tune in this week to hear about the ACE Study from Rick Murdock, ACE Initiative Grant Coordinator for @Michigan Association of Health Plans. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE) is a research study conducted by the American health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants were recruited to the study between 1995 and 1997 and have been in long-term follow up for health outcomes.

Rick discusses how the toxic stress that children feel and the impact it has on brain development and their ability to deal with issues within their environment and future issues with healthcare. “65% of children in MI have experienced an ACE”.