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.
MOFAS works to reduce the risk of prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by advocating for universal screening for prenatal alcohol exposure in a variety of settings. These efforts to improve screening rates among medical professionals, incorporate screening into early childhood settings, and better inform and educate families about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure, are important first steps in both preventing prenatal alcohol exposure and improving outcomes for individuals who have already been prenatally exposed.
MOFAS encourages health care providers to educate and talk with all women of childbearing age about their alcohol use and their plan to become or not become pregnant. Learn more about screening for PAE in a prenatal setting.
MOFAS encourages pediatric and primary care providers to screen all children aged 2 – 5 for prenatal alcohol exposure at well child checkups. Learn more about screening for FASD at well child checkups.
MOFAS is leading an initiative to educate pre-school screening departments across Minnesota about the importance of adding questions to standard screening practices on a child’s history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Learn more about screening in a school setting.
For more information, training or technical assistance on implementing screening protocols, please contact Ruth Richardson, MOFAS Director of Programs at 651-917-2370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.