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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What Does it Take to Become Trauma-Informed? Lessons from Early Adopters
Trauma-informed care has emerged as a core competency to improve how health care organizations deliver services to people who have experienced adverse life events. Through the Advancing Trauma-Informed Care (ATC) initiative, and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies convened innovators in the field to build on existing… Read more »
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