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.
October 6, 2015
A new CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Report came out stating that 10.2% or 1 in 10 pregnant women reported drinking alcohol. This is an update to the 2006-2010 BRFSS Report that reported 1 in 13 pregnant women drink. While at first glance it appears that more pregnant women are drinking alcohol, the study did state that the difference in estimates between the two periods are likely related to methodology changes in the BRFSS rather than actual shifts in the prevalence of alcohol use. Regardless, alcohol consumption among pregnant women is still an important public health concern and MOFAS will continue to be diligent about creating awareness and educating women on the danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant. There remains no safe amount, no safe time, and no safe type of alcohol to drink during pregnancy.