Partnering to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 

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Recommended drinking limits

The first in a series of short videos on a variety of topics related to FASDs, alcohol screening and brief intervention, and preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies, this video provides a brief overview of the prevelance of alcohol misuse among women and recommended drinking limits.

You can also find the video at this link:

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NPs, Midwives and Nurses: Partnering to Prevent FASDs is part of the Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy, a  group of national partners, medical societies, university centers, and a variety of practitioners from six health disciplines who work together to prevent FASDs and excessive drinking. 

The goal of the Collaborative is to impact healthcare practice at the systems level and enhance FASD prevention opportunities nationally for women of reproductive  age and their support networks. 

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This website is a collaboration of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services. 

Our partnership aims to increase knowledge and skills among advanced practice nurses and midwives about the health impact of excessive alcohol use, including any alcohol use during pregnancy, to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies and improve population health.  

This presentation is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $280,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government or University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research.