If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) aims to eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) throughout Minnesota. MOFAS works to achieve its mission by advancing public policy, educating citizens and policy makers, providing funding to community organizations, and offering resources to families such as screening and diagnosis, support groups, activities and classes.
In August 2012, Wilder Research was contracted by MOFAS to conduct a statewide assessment help the organization better understand women’s attitudes and perceptions toward alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The survey is part of a statewide effort by MOFAS to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Minnesota. The statewide survey is intended to provide a current portrait of the behaviors and beliefs of 18 through 44 year old women regarding the use of alcohol during pregnancy.
Online surveys were conducted with a representative sample of women age 18 through 44 who lived throughout Minnesota between February and June 2013. Three hundred fifty-two women completed the online survey.