Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences through the Affordable Care Act: Promising Advances and Missed Opportunities
Source: Academic Pediatrics
Report | September 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided a promising foundation for advancing the prevention, diagnosis, and management of ACEs and their consequences. Although the ACA’s future is unclear and it does not adequately address the needs of the pediatric population, many of the changes it spurred will continue regardless of legislative action (or inaction), and it therefore remains an important component of our health care system and national strategy to reduce ACEs. This report discusses opportunities to leverage reforms initiated through the ACA to address ACEs and promote children’s health and wellbeing.

Posted: April 2020

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