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.
FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice
The FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice, first released in 2009 and the basis of the Arctic FASD RTC's training and education materials, has been revised and updated.
Two of the Arctic FASD RTC's staff, Alexandra Edwards and Emilie Cattrell, were involved and co-authored two of the revised competencies.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) Resources
NOFAS has a variety of resources available to assist families living with and professionals working with individuals with an FASD. Their latest brochure Hope for Children Living with FASD: 4 Programs That Work! is now available. Click here to find out 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!