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As of September 30, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has funded eleven new cooperative agreements to expand FASD training programs and prevention opportunities, as well as strengthen strategic partnerships with national medical societies and professional organizations. The eleven agreements have been split into two groups: the FASD Practice and Implementation Centers and the FASD Prevention and Practice through National Partnerships.

FASD Practice and Implementation Centers

The purpose of the FASD Practice and Implementation Centers is to expand on the previous efforts of the FASD Regional Training Centers (RTCs), while focusing more on FASD prevention opportunities. The goal is to shift the perspective from individual training to impacting healthcare practice at the systems level. Below are the new CDC funded agreements:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of Alaska-Anchorage
  • University of California-San Diego 
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • University of Wisconsin

FASD Prevention and Practice Through National Partnerships

The purpose of improving FASD Prevention and Practice through National Partnerships is to strengthen communication between organizations, improve delivery of care, ensure messages are scientifically accurate and consistent, and increase the availability of community FASD resources and materials. Below are the new CDC funded partnerships:

FASD Regional Training Centers (RTCs)

The FASD Regional Training Centers, which were funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 2011-2014, aimed to establish alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) as a routine part of primary care, as well as raise awareness and provide education about  FASDs. The FASD RTCs were restructured this year to create the FASD Practice and Implementation Centers.  Below are the previously CDC-funded projects from 2011-2014:

State Initiatives 

While we work to build a larger Vermont FASD resource base, please take advantage of other state resources. 

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European FASD Alliance

The European FASD Alliance was founded in February 2011. It is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for people with FASDs and their families and to increase public awareness about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. For more information, please feel free to visit their website: European FASD Alliance

NEW! FASD App Now Available

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention added this resource to the media section of the FASD Website: "This free app is a way for users to access the latest information related to alcohol use during pregnancy and FASDs directly from an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. From women planning a pregnancy to health care providers to families and educators, this app helps users easily find and share the latest in the prevention, recognition, and treatment of FASDs. To download the FASD app, visit the Apple App store from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and search for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or CDC."

Click here or click the image to read more about the app and to download it from iTunes

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