10 Key Ingredients for Trauma-Informed Care
CHCS Infographic Defines Trauma, its Impacts on Health and How Professionals Become Trauma-Informed
According to the Center for Healthcare Strategies, research has shown that exposure to trauma increases an individual’s lifelong risk for serious health issues. Adopting a trauma-informed approach to care may improve patient engagement, enhance outcomes, and reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the health care and social service sectors. This CHCS infographic from explores: “What is trauma?”, “What is the impact of trauma on health?”, and “How can healthcare professionals become trauma-informed?” See also the companion brief, Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation, and fact sheet, Key Ingredients for Trauma-Informed Care.
This resource is a product of Advancing Trauma-Informed Care, a national initiative aimed at understanding how trauma-informed approaches can be practically implemented across the health care sector, led by the Center for Health Care Strategies through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.