Health Plan of San Joaquin | Focus Your Health | Spring 2022

12 Focus Your Health When people come together to share their ideas for a healthier community, we all get better. We need you If you’re a Health Plan of San Joaquin member, you can: ● Be heard ● Share your ideas ● E A a ll rn yo $ u 4 h 0 ave to do is join the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). What is it? The CAC is designed with you in mind. You will have the chance to share your ideas, create programs and help us better serve our members. Your ideas can make a difference! to your neighbors Make a difference Join the Community Advisory Committee today. To find out how, please call 209.942.6356 or email Earn $40 for each CAC meeting. Information in FOCUS YOUR HEALTH comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. For more information about services available through your medical plan, consult your benefit booklet or call HPSJ. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2022 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Did you know that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be harmful to your child’s health? ACEs influence how they learn and can lead to health problems in the future. Everyone is different. Some need more support. Here are some examples of ACEs: ● Parental separation or divorce ● Incarcerated household member ● Domestic violence ● Alcohol or drug abuser in the home ● Sexual, emotional or physical abuse and/or neglect Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and health Health begins with hope. To support you and your family, your doctor may ask ques- tions about ACEs. People can cope with challenging events in their lives by creating a circle of wellness that includes caring support systems. Getting regular medical care is part of that system. This screening is for children and adults. If you or a loved one feels unsafe, there is help: ● The National Domestic Violence hotline is 800.799.SAFE (7233). ● The National Sexual Assault hotline is 800.656.HOPE (4673). ● To reach a crisis text line, text HOME to 741-741.