Information for Partners
To help increase education, awareness, and research about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), we partner with many organizations, professionals, and other individuals in these efforts.
If you teach, work, or know women who are pregnant or could possibly become pregnant, you are part of the solution to help prevent FASDs. Also, if you work on behalf of people with FASDs and their families, you, too, can help raise awareness about this important public health issue.
Spread the Word
- FASDs are completely preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy. There is no known amount of alcohol that is safe to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time to drink during pregnancy and no safe kind of alcohol to drink while pregnant. Tell others about the importance of not drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
- Distribute free educational materials. CDC has free brochures, fact sheets, and other materials.
- Learn more about what the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect recommended about preventing FASDs and improving the lives of those living with FASDs and their families.
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CDC Vital Signs-Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why Take the Risk?
September is FASD Awareness Month
FASD Awareness Month is an expansion of FASD Awareness Day that has been held each year on September 9th since 1999. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the challenges individuals and families can face who are living with FASDs. The first FASDay was celebrated on 9/9/99. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy, the safest option is to abstain from alcohol. In 2016, FASD Day was expanded to make September FASD Awareness Month.
Visit the FASD Awareness Month Website for more information and ideas for getting involved.
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Friends of NCBDDD
The Friends of NCBDDD is a coalition of government and private sector organizations who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. If you would like to become a partner and receive the newsletter, email updates, and other information, please visit the Friends of NCBDDD website.
- Page last reviewed: March 27, 2018
- Page last updated: September 30, 2016
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