Violence and Injury Prevention

ACE Global Research Network

Awareness in some high-income countries of the public health consequences of ACEs has led to increased efforts to prevent such adversities. However, most of the world's children are in low- and middle-income countries, where governments have yet to act on the recognition that ACEs underlie serious, long-lasting consequences for individual, social and economic development. WHO and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are therefore building a global network focused on understanding the long-term health risk behaviour and chronic disease consequences of ACEs, and providing technical assistance to partners in this area.

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