Request For Proposal (RFP): ACEs Aware Statewide Learning Collaborative

The UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN), in collaboration with the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG), Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL), a program of Public Health Institute (PHI), are pleased to announce a third round of ACEs Aware grant funding called PRACTICE: Preventing and Responding to ACE-Associated Health Conditions and Toxic Stress in Clinics through Community Engagement.

Funded by DHCS with support from CA-OSG, the PRACTICE statewide learning collaborative will support the efforts of clinical teams to address toxic stress in local communities. Up to 30 teams will receive funding, each ranging from $500,000 to $1 million, with the goal of increasing the capacity of Medi-Cal primary care organizations/clinics, community-based organizations (CBOs), and Medi-Cal managed care plans to leverage existing and new sources of state funding to:

  • Strengthen partnerships to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in order to identify clinical risk for and respond to toxic stress.
  • Develop sustainable, practical, community-informed, evidence-based services that target toxic stress physiology and ACE-Associated Health Conditions, and support the prevention of ACEs and toxic stress.
  • Build a sustainable workforce to support ACE screening, toxic stress response, and prevention of ACEs, toxic stress, and ACE-Associated Health Conditions.


Application Timeline

Applicants will be selected through a competitive process managed by the PHIL. Successful applicants will be awarded a subcontract.

Non-binding Letters of Intent are due on May 13, 2022 at 5pm PDT; applications are due on June 13, 2022.

An informational webinar will be held on May 11, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PDT (register here).

For more information about the RFP, visit the PHIL website.