Advance Healthcare @UC, the unique healthcare program offering primary care, behavioral health treatment and pharmacy services, has launched an exciting health education workshop series called First-Class Health Education: 101.
Advance Healthcare @UC is an exciting partnership between Highland Behavioral Health Services, Inc, (Process Strategies) and the University of Charleston that opened in September 2014.
First-Class Health Education: 101, is an eight (8) workshop series designed to educate and inform the general public about certain health topics and diseases. The series is FREE to the public and will take place on the campus of UC, in the School of Pharmacy Building at 2300 MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston, WV.
We launched the series on January 13, 2015.
The seventh (7th) workshop in the series of eight is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m at the School of Pharmacy building room 105.
The topic will be: The Lifelong Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego.
More than 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) members undergoing a comprehensive physical examination chose to provide detailed information about their childhood experience of abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction. To date, more than 50 scientific articles have been published and more than 100 conference and workshop presentations have been made.
The ACE Study findings suggest that certain experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life in the United States. It is critical to understand how some of the worst health and social problems in our nation can arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences. Realizing these connections is likely to improve efforts towards prevention and recovery.
Dr. Brumage will present the findings and how childhood experiences relate as a public health issue in today’s society.
Again, the workshops are FREE. Call 304-348-1417 to learn more or to RSVP.
The final workshop is scheduled for December 8, 2015. Topic forthcoming.