Exposure to trauma — including abuse, neglect, discrimination, and violence — increases an individual’s risk for serious health issues. Adopting trauma-informed approaches to care may improve patient engagement, enhance outcomes, and reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the health care sector and social service systems.
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Policy Update: State and Federal Movement to Advance Trauma-Informed Care
Over the past year, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has been monitoring state and federal policymakers’ interest in addressing early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma to promote overall health and wellbeing. To date, states and the federal government have employed a variety of policy levers to prevent and address trauma experienced by children,… Read more »
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