About the FASD Program

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September is FASD Awareness Month!

Learn more about Awareness Month activities here

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Prevention Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded initiative of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The FASD Prevention Program aims to provide obstetrician-gynecologists with the resources and tools they need to communicate with their patients about alcohol use during pregnancy.

What's New?

NEW FREE E-MODULE AVAILABLE: "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Ethical and Legal Perspectives." One CME credit is available upon completion of the e-module. This e-module qualifies for ethics CME credit in states with this requirement. 

PBS recently released a two-part special related to FASDs:

Part 1: Fetal alcohol disorders are more common than you think.

Part 2: Why do pregnant women get confusing guidance about alcohol?

Reimbursement Code Resources: new tools for ob-gyns to help navigate the reimbursement codes related to FASD prevention:

New FASD Prevalence Findings: A recent JAMA study suggests that the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) is much higher than previously believed. Estimates of the number of children in the US impacted by fetal alcohol exposure range from about 1 in 100 to 1 in 10, higher than the number of children with Autism.  

New Trainings and Resources Available from the CDC at www.cdc.gov/FASDtraining

  • FREE online courses are available for continuing education credit
  • FASD Primer for Healthcare Professionals
  • Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

NEW: FASD Resource Directory for Providers 

NEW: FASD Reading List for Providers

Please browse the menu items on the left side of the page to learn more about our work!

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