CDC APHA Infographic and Description

CDC APHA Infographic

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Address It Today. Prevent It Tomorrow.

We can reduce the generational impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), overdose, and suicide.

Urgent in Every Community

ACEs, overdose, and suicide are critical and growing public health challenges.

  • 5+ of the 10 leading causes of death are associated with ACEs1
  • 35% increase in suicide rates2 1999-2018
  • 6x increase in opioid overdose deaths3 1999-2018

Related to Each Other

ACEs, overdose, and suicide have generational impact since preventing or addressing any one of these issues decreases the risk of the others both now and for the next generation.

Preventable if We Act Now

Aligning policies and programs—and building on community strengths—can prevent ACEs, overdose, and suicide.

  • Engage People as change agents in their communities
  • Increase Understanding of the shared root causes
  • Ensure Equity in policies, programs, and services
  • Invest in Research to better understand what works

Prevention Benefits Us All

Preventing ACEs, overdose, and suicide has wide-ranging benefits.

  • Increased Economic Productivity
  • Lower Healthcare Costs
  • More Effective Programs and Services
  • Longer Life Span


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