Laying the Groundwork for Trauma-Informed Care – Brief

Adopting a trauma-informed approach to care has the potential to improve patient health outcomes as well as the well-being of providers. While becoming a trauma-informed health care organization can be time and resource-intensive, there are relatively simple, foundational steps that providers can take to move toward fully adopting a trauma-informed approach to care. This brief includes practical recommendations for health care organizations interested in becoming trauma-informed. It draws from the experiences of pilot sites in Advancing Trauma-Informed Care (ATC), a national initiative made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS).