Building Partnerships and Equipping Family Physicians to Address Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The AAFP has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) to implement a four-year project titled “Building Partnerships and Equipping Family Physicians to Address Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
The Project’s aim is to equip family physicians with resources to decrease prenatal alcohol and substance use among women of reproductive age, improve the identification and management of children/families with FASDs, and improve support services and access to care for impacted women and families.
As part of the Project, the AAFP is asking state chapters to disseminate the messaging, resources, and educational materials on prenatal alcohol and substance use and FASDs developed by the AAFP to their members and support family physicians in linking their patients to community resources.
The AAFP has identified Delaware as being a state with high binge drinking and alcohol-attributable deaths, and the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians is proud to support this project and encourages Family Physicians to counsel their patients on this important information.