The Arctic FASD Regional Training Center provides 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 has been provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FASD Awareness Day 2014: Full-day Workshop - FASD Foundations (FASD 101) and FASD 201

The Arctic FASD RTC has modified its workshop plan for International FASD Awareness Day on September 9. We will now be offering FASD Foundations (FASD 101) and FASD 201 back to back. The cost for this workshop is $25. Register online here

"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.

Monthly workshops on FASDs

The Arctic FASD Regional Training Center offers FASD Foundations and FASD 201: Developing Successful Interventions and Supports workshops every other month. 

Click here for the current schedule.

Due to limited space, registration for the FASD Foundations and FASD 201 workshops is required.

The training and workshop schedule will be updated frequently throughout the year as more training and speaker opportunities become available. To keep up to date with our workshop and speaker offerings, please join our Arctic FASD RTC mailing list.

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.

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Visit CDC's website to learn more.


Contact Information

Arctic FASD Regional Training Center
Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services
University of Alaska Anchorage
Natural Sciences Building Suite 212
3150 Alumni Loop
Anchorage, AK 99508

@ 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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