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The Arctic FASD Regional Training Center provided education and training about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) to health and allied health care providers and students in Alaska and beyond.

Funding for the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Train the Trainer

We will be holding our final train-the-trainer event through a blended online and in-person workshop format November 2014-February 2015. Space is limited. Click here to learn more

Announcing CDC's New Approach to FASDs

In 2013, CDC convened an independent expert panel to assess the work of the FASD Regional Training Centers, which had been working around the country since 2002 to provide FASD education and training to health and allied health care providers. The results of this review helped inform new funding opportunity announcements in the spring of 2014. 

The UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services, the home of the Arctic FASD RTC, is pleased to announce that we have been awarded one of six cooperative agreements to establish an FASD Practice and Implementation Center (FASD PIC). More information about this will be available in the coming weeks. 

You can read more about this announcement here

We thank you for your support as we transition from our work with the Arctic FASD RTC to our new FASD PIC.

"Pregnancy Tests in Bars" Study

The Arctic FASD RTC and the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services (CBHRS) have received questions about the upcoming pilot program that will place pregnancy tests in selected bars and restaurants around the state. The study will be conducted by the UAA Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS), which is one of several research centers at UAA. We would like to clarify that UAA CBHRS and the CDC-funded Arctic FASD RTC are not involved in this initiative. If you have comments or questions about the pregnancy test program, please contact the program's director, Dr. David Driscoll, at 907.786.6575 or uaa_ichs@uaa.alaska.edu.

To find out more about our FASD prevention efforts, please see our What Do We Do? page.

Attention health care providers - we need your help to determine the rate of FAS in Alaska

The Alaska Birth Defects Registry develops and distributes reports on the prevalence and extent of birth defects, including FASD, across Alaska. Click here to find out how you can help!

 

There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant.

Pregnant woman holding wine glass with the glass crossed out

Visit CDC's website to learn more.

 

Contact Information

Arctic FASD Regional Training Center
Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS)
University of Alaska Anchorage
Natural Sciences Building Suite 212
3150 Alumni Loop
Anchorage, AK 99508
U.S.A.

Telephone:
907.786.6381
Fax:
907.786.6382
E-mail:
arcticfasdrtc
@ uaa.alaska.edu

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Please note that we are not able to answer any personal medical questions. Please contact your primary health care provider.

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