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.
Proof Alliance is committed to preventing prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) by creating awareness of the risks associated with drinking alcohol while pregnant and increasing the number of people who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. In support of this work, we are seeking applications from colleges and universities that are interested in engaging their student population through events focused on preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Colleges can request up to $2,500 to host one or multiple prevention events on campus.
The College Ambassador Program focuses on early prevention efforts on college campuses. Most college students are not actively considering starting a family, but many are engaging in high-risk behaviors such as alcohol use and unprotected sexual activity, both of which increase the risk of unintended pregnancy.1 In Minnesota, 60% of college students report monthly alcohol use, and nearly 1 in 4 engage in high-risk drinking. Nearly 80% of female college students in Minnesota are sexually active, and 15.6% report having used emergency contraception at least once.2 By informing students about preconception health and the importance of planned, alcohol-free pregnancies, grantees will: increase the students’ awareness of FASD; help them address and reduce risky health behaviors; and decrease their risk of unplanned and/or alcohol-exposed pregnancies.
For any questions related to the College Ambassador Program, please contact Sarah Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-917-2370.
 Huber LRB, Ersek JL. Contraceptive Use among Sexually Active University Students. Journal of Women’s Health. 2009;18(7):1063-1070.
 University of Minnesota, Boynton Health Service. Health and Health-Related Behaviors: Minnesota Postsecondary Students. https://boynton.umn.edu/sites/boynton.umn.edu/files/2018-02/MNPostsecondaryStudents_CSHSReport_2015.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2i4jJBxpBMLjtoXwZ5oBf7xTV5EehOwvIBslGUWu5I2bXjbIBRTPt5UzM
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online grant application, please contact Sarah Brown at email@example.com or call 651-917-2370. Please indicate what assistance you need.