Adverse Childhood Experiences study to be topic

Feb 13, 2014

Dr. Robert Anda, one of the two co-founders of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Adverse Childhood Experience Study, will discuss the results of the study at a free presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Ryther and the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation are presenting Dr. Anda from 1-4 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW,

In the early 1990s, Dr. Anda began a collaboration with Dr. Vincent Felitti at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego to investigate child abuse as an underlying cause of medical, social, and public health problems.

This effort led to a large-scale study funded by the CDC to track the effects of childhood trauma on health through life, called the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study).

Dr. Anda played a principal role in the design of the study, and serves as its co-principal investigator.

A response panel will follow Dr. Anda’s presentation. The panel will be facilitated by Laura Porter, Senior Director, ACEs Learning Institute at the Community Health Education Foundation.

This free event will provide the community an opportunity to discuss with Dr. Anda the implications from the ACE study to pediatric health care, behavioral health, and family support.

Please register via the following link There is no charge.

Or you may RSVP with Jane Chemodanova at or 425-361-2118 ext 3.

More information on ACE’s can be found at,,, and

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