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ACEs Health Forum Luncheon

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee 1 Cameron Circle Chattanooga, TN, 37402 United States (map)

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga and The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Health Council and The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society and Medical Foundation cordially invite you to a special
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Health Forum Luncheon

Monday, May 1, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Community Room
One Cameron Hill Circle

Special Guest 
Pat Levitt, Ph.D. -- Simms/Mann Chair in Neurogenetics, Institute for the Developing Mind, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles who is an expert on ACEs research and the impact of ACEs on communities.

Local Panel
Allen Coffman, MD -- Highland Pediatrics, President of the Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley, Pediatrician of the Year (Tennessee American Academy of Pediatrics)

Matthew McClanahan, MD -- CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and why should we as a health care community be concerned about them? The ACEs study revealed that there is a direct link between childhood trauma and adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness and prison time. The more ACEs a person experiences, the higher risk of medical, mental and social problems as an adult.

To learn more about ACEs and the impact in Hamilton County, please join us in attending this special ACEs lunch forum. 

Since lunch will be provided and parking is limited,
please RSVP by Monday, April 24 by calling Debbie at (423) 209-8088