Shasta County ACE Study and Data
The original ACE study was conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente in the mid-1990s and surveyed over 17,000 participants. The study found a direct link between traumatic childhood events and adult health challenges. This is why experts are calling the ACE study the greatest public health issue of our time.
Shasta County ACE Study
In 2012, a local ACE Study was conducted in Shasta County through a random digit dial telephone survey of a sample of Shasta County residents between the ages of 18 and 64. Eight of the ten ACEs were included in the survey questions, all except the 2 types of neglect.
Find Your ACE Score
Identifying your ACE score can help you better understand yourself
Select "yes" or "no" to the questions below to find your ACE score - your ACE score is anonymous
Prior to your 18th birthday...
Your Number Story
Your ACE score does not define you. It is simply an entry point to your personal story.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Former California Sugeon General
“Twenty years of medical research has shown that childhood adversity literally gets under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades.”
Number of Adverse Childhood
Experiences reported in Shasta County
No Data Found
Research shows that having 4 or more ACEs is often the point where it’s hard to be resilient. In Shasta County, 40% of adults said they had experienced 4 or more ACEs growing up, double the state average.
Prevalence of Adverse Childhood
Experiences in Shasta County
No Data Found
What the data tells us
No matter which ACE you look at, Shasta County’s rates are double, even triple, the state average
Resilience can help overcome trauma
effects of ACEs.
What We’re Tracking in Shasta County
“Data collection and reviewing outcome measures is vital in understanding the work we are doing is impactful and improving the lives of individuals in our community.”
– Tracie Neal, SFC Data Committee member and SFC member