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Towards Community Resiliency and Wellbeing: Roadmaps for Addressing Trauma and Advancing Equity
Welcome Message

Preventive Medicine 2020 Online brought together leaders from medicine and public health to examine the most pressing issues in healthcare today, and how the Nation’s healthcare system can be transformed around prevention. This virtual meeting offered high-quality medical education programming, networking opportunities, and the recognition of the best in the profession.

The meeting was organized around critical topics including innovations in community health, public health policy, evidence and practice, health systems transformation and lifestyle medicine. Each meeting day was themed around two critical topics, with distinct sessions addressing shared themes in the practice of prevention.


Preventive Medicine 2020 Online focused on big, bold, upstream ideas and the people, places, and programs that are making them a reality today. Transformation is only possible with a clear vision, audacious goals, an innovative mindset, and the will to implement new policy and practice, honestly evaluate change, and engage stakeholders at every level.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the national uprising for racial justice in 2020 have further brought to light deep inequities and decades-long trauma for communities of color and low-income populations across the country. The session offers highlights and insights from the Riverside Resilience Initiative and the Intersections Initiative, initiatives focused on addressing inequities and connecting high rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) with underlying experiences of community level trauma (Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience, ACER). To prevent ACEs and support the health and wellbeing of all families, population health efforts need to address the community conditions that increase the risk that adverse childhood experiences will occur. Without addressing systemic, community-wide factors like racism and discrimination that foster toxic stress (i.e., prolonged activation of the stress-response system) and trauma that makes ACEs more likely to occur-- like displacement from housing, food insecurity, and inequitable access to health-promoting resources like parks and public transportation- dramatic reductions in ACEs will not be made. Multi-sector collaboratives across the country have recognized that policy efforts aimed at preventing children from experiencing trauma and abuse in the first place must be part of a comprehensive, upstream approach and are creating models for this work that can be applicable to communities across the nation. Speakers share key findings and themes as well as engage participants in an interactive discussion on what it means to meaningfully address resilience, trauma, equity, social determinants of health, and systems change.
Outcome Objectives
  • Explain the relationship and interplay between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adverse community experiences and resilience (ACER) as well as related strategies that support safety, health, and wellbeing for populations
  • Consider how three examples from the Riverside Resilience initiative of trauma and resilience-informed organizational change could be used in medical practice
  • Describe how community-level resiliency strategies are being operationalized by diverse, multi-sector partnerships as part of the Intersections Initiative
Sandra Viera

Jason Lacsamana, MPH

Dr. Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Sep 24, 2023
Cost: Non-Member: $45.00
Student/Resident Member: $35.00
ACPM Subscriber: $35.00
Member: $35.00
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 MOC Point

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