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Findings from the Illinois 2013 BRFSS

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Overview

In 2013, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative successfully petitioned the Illinois Department of Public Health to include an ACE module in the State’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)—a CDC-developed survey that collects information on health risk behaviors, chronic diseases, use of preventive health practices, and health access. The BRFSS module is a powerful tool to collect Illinois-specific data about the prevalence and impact of ACEs and to build the necessary evidence-base to design ACE interventions to assist those who have experienced trauma. Other states have used their population-specific data to develop new policies around home visiting for new mothers to reduce second generation ACE transmission and to improved sick day practices to take into account the toll ACEs can have on employee health.

Our report presents findings from the 2013 BRFSS and examines the prevalence of ACEs among adults in Illinois and Chicago, including assessing racial/ethnic and gender differences, and the association of ACEs with negative health outcomes.



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