Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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November 8, 2019
  • One in six adults has experienced four or more types of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, such as violence in the home or community.
  • Preventing ACEs could reduce up to 21 million cases of depression, 2.5 million cases of overweight/obesity, and 1.9 million cases of heart disease in adulthood—according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • States and communities can leverage the best available evidence to prevent ACEs before they occur and to lessen their effects by using CDC’s ACE Prevention Resourcepdf icon[PDF-3.6MB].

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Page last reviewed: November 8, 2019