June 2014: FASD Resources and Support for Health Care Professionals/Providers
The goal of The Arc’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Project is to increase provider knowledge of the risks alcohol poses to a fetus, the use of FASD prevention strategies, including screening and assessment methods, and consistent messaging with patients: no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. The project seeks to engage and empower health care professionals/providers with the support of our national partners, The Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA), the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) through a cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, Grant No. U1HMC26371.
The Arc values the ideas, experiences, and expertise of people in the FASD prevention community. If you have expertise in FASD prevention we welcome you to contact us to explore future partnerships. We invite everyone interested in FASD prevention to be part of this important initiative and participate in upcoming events, webinars, and project activities.
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