We wanted to share a resource available to you from the Virginia State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW): the Adverse Childhood Experiences: Data Trends and Prevention Efforts in Virginia report. This report was developed to raise awareness and share prevention efforts across the state. We encourage you to pass this resource on to anyone your community who could benefit from this information. This could include sharing this deliverable with:

  • Patients
  • Pediatricians
  • Health organizations
  • Community coalitions
  • School professionals, including school guidance counselors, school psychologists, or health educators
  • Parent Teacher Associations
  • Faith communities
  • City or county planners
  • Policymakers or the General Assembly

The report is available through the following link. We have included an example email below to serve as a guide when sending the report to other agencies and partners.

Hello [Partner/Organization],

In efforts to increase awareness around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Virginia, the Virginia State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) has developed the Adverse Childhood Experiences: Data Trends and Prevention Efforts in Virginia report to be shared with across the state.  The SEOW is facilitated by OMNI Institute in partnership with Virginia’s DBHDS through a SAMHSA grant. The report focuses on:

      • Adverse Childhood Experiences Defined: What ACEs are and how they are categorized for data collection.
      • Consequences of Exposure to ACEs: Effects and long-lasting impacts on both youth and adults.
      • ACEs in Virginia: Data on the frequency and types of ACEs more reported by Virginians.
      • ACEs Increasing Health Risks: How ACEs impact health and what those impacts look like across Virginia.
      • How you Can Help Address ACEs in your Community: Community-wide solutions, initiatives, and action steps to take to reduce ACEs in Virginia.

The report is attached and is also available under the Epidemiological Report section of the Virginia Social Indicator (VASIS) Dashboard Resource page: https://tinyurl.com/vasis-resources. If you have any specific questions about the report, please reach out to jsimhai@omni.org. The SEOW has also contributed to the VASIS Dashboard which features several data sources from Virginia agencies. To access the dashboard for more data resources, visit omni.org/vasis.

There are many other ways to share this information, such as posting to a website or embedding into a newsletter. You could even print copies to share in your waiting rooms. If you have any specific questions about the report, please reach out to jsimhai@omni.org.

Thank you!