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ACEs: Adversity, Resiliency, and Health Outcomes
Brain development and trauma are often overlooked factors when considering solutions to chronic health problems such as obesity. In promoting positive health, especially for children in Mendocino County, the community needs to explore the influence of experiences such as abuse, neglect, parental mental illness and substance abuse, domestic violence, divorce, and parental incarceration. These traumatic events, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), have health, social, and economic risk factors associated with them. And there is data to back up this claim . . ....   Read the full story
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One group working toward a healthier future for children in Mendocino County is the Children's Action Committee, a committee of the Policy Council on Children and Youth.  Throughout the month of April the Children's Action Committee is working to spread the word throughout Mendocino County about the importance of child abuse prevention.  Events  include pinwheel gardens, outreach walks, and a blue ribbon campaign.  To find out more about how you can support happy and healthy kids, follow CAC on Facebook or learn more  at
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Healthy Mendocino: Connecting people and information for better health

Healthy Mendocino works to improve quality of life throughout Mendocino County by encouraging informed dialogue about the actions local residents and organizations can take to improve community health.  On the site, you will find information on a broad range of factors that affect health and well-being—everything from air quality to student achievement to poverty.

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Garden and nutrition information on the Garden Project's Real Dirt blog
 Learn more about nutrition in Mendocino County here.
Information on medical conditions and well-being from the National Institute of Health
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