Adverse Childhood Experiences

The CDC-Kaiser ACE Study

The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and ne- glect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being.

The original ACE Study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997 with two waves of data collection. Over 17,000 Health Mainte- nance Organization members from Southern California receiving physi- cal exams completed confidential surveys regarding their childhood experiences and current health status and behaviors.

More detailed information about the study can be found in the article, “Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults”.