Greater Worcester Community Foundation is pleased to invite its key stakeholders to a very special event.

The Root of the Root: The Lifelong Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
A Presentation by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., M.P.H, F.A.A.P

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30PM, with reception to follow at 7:00

Worcester Technical High School

1 Skyline Drive, Worcester

Adverse Childhood Experience (ACES) refer to toxic stress created by poverty, violence, crisis, or family dysfunction that can have a major impact on learning in children and can also manifest as chronic disease in adulthood. ACES affect all races, income and ethnic groups. Dr. Burke Harris is one of the most sought after speakers in the country on this subject.

We are striving to build a community in which all can thrive, particularly the youngest among us, creating conditions that enable our youngest children to succeed in school and in life. As a stakeholder, you can help us build community understanding, and help foster action on this critical issue. Please join us!

The event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.
  1. To register, go to
  2. Your access code is THFCM. Do not add any spaces; the access code is not case sensitive.
  3. Register yourself and add a guest if you wish. Each person must have a printed ticket.
  4. In your registration confirmation email, print the ticket attachment(s) for admission that night.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Goff at The Health Foundation (508.438.0009, x5;

Presenting Sponsor

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Supporting Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Edward Street Child Services
Fallon Health
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Guild of St. Agnes
The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Massachusetts Medical Society
Reliant Medical Group
St. Vincent Hospital
UMass Memorial Health Care
University of Massachusetts Medical School