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.
Paula Mackey, MD is a pediatrician with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota who has provided care for many children with FASD. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, completed an internship in Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic, and finished residency in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest include children with special health care needs, international medicine and hospitalized patients. Dr. Mackey has been involved in pre-and post- operative care of children with cleft lips and palates in developing countries under the auspices of Smile Network International. She also works with Mano a Mano, a local non-profit, providing continuing medical education to clinicians in Bolivia.