Principal Investigator: Diane King, Ph.D.

In 2012 Arctic RTC received one of three supplemental awards from CDC to take a more "upstream" approach to the problem of alcohol exposed pregnancies. They are partnering with the Alaska Public Health Nurses (PHN) to implement standardized screening and brief intervention (i.e., an alcohol SBI) to address risky drinking, an evidence-based, but under-utilized method that can reduce alcohol consumption by as much as 34% and increase safelevels of drinking by 10-20%. The project will initially involve public health centers in Wasilla, Fairbanks and Ketchikan, with the potential for system-wide adoption of SBI across their 20 public health centers.