Adverse Childhood Experiences Coalition of West Virginia

The ACES Coalition of West Virginia includes over 300 different organizations and individuals working together to improve the health and well-being of all West Virginians by reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and preventing their occurrence.
 

The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. We are working to apply that study and additional ACEs research findings to our work in West Virginia.

Vision, Mission & Goals

Vision

All West Virginians will thrive in a compassionate community that supports lifelong healthy development.


Mission

To improve the health and well-being of all West Virginians by reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and preventing their occurrence.
 

Goals

  • Advocate for resources to support best practices to reduce the burden of ACEs.

  • Coordinate across agency boundaries to deliver the best possible services to reduce and mitigate ACEs.

  • Educate the public and influential citizens/leaders on the role of ACEs in the present health and economic problems facing our state.

Join Us

Get in touch with us here, and let's chat about how you can get involved with the Coalition

Thank You to our funders

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Sisters Health Foundation

Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Aetna Better Health

WV Primary Care Association