The Arctic FASD RTC seeks to increase FASD knowledge and practice competence among medical and allied healthcare practitioners and students, with a focus on the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies, assessment and diagnosis of FASDs, and treatment and interventions for individuals and families experiencing an FASD. 

We aim to do this through providing FASD training and education opportunities, and through the dissemination of resources to providers and educators throughout our region.

Our resources, materials, curricula, and campaigns are rurally relevant and culturally competent. They are aimed at increasing knowledge, changing behavior, and modifying training and licensure guidelines to make FASDs highly visible in training program and healthcare settings.

The Arctic FASD RTC was first funded in 2008 through a three year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and was refunded for 2011-2014. 

In addition to the Arctic FASD RTC, there are four other RTCs in operation around the United States:

All are funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.