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 20, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new article that simply states no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy. As the statewide resource on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Minnesota, the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is encouraged to see major medical associations take a stronger stance on educating women about the risk of drinking during pregnancy, even before she becomes pregnant. As was stated, over 50% of pregnancies are unplanned, and many women do not know they are pregnant for 4-6 weeks after conception. Important brain development is occurring during this time frame, and a woman could be causing harm to her developing baby without even knowing it. MOFAS is addressing the unplanned pregnancy rate as a way to reduce the incidence of prenatal alcohol exposure, by encouraging health providers to ask every woman, every time about her alcohol usage. Read the AAP article here.