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U.S. Surgeon General Nominee Pledges to Strengthen Support for FASD


Senator Lisa Murkowski, who plans to reintroduce FASD legislation with Senator Amy Klobuchar this spring, asked Dr. Vivek Murthy about FASD during the Senate’s consideration of his nomination to serve as the next United States Surgeon General

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NCFASD Informed Will Host FASD Legislative Update


Your Advocacy is Needed

 Tuesday, March 16, 7pm EDT

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Assist advocates across the US in support of comprehensive FASD legislation, the proposed "Advancing FASD Research, Prevention, and Services Act, " which authorizes programs and funding to aid individuals and families affected by alcohol exposure in utero.  NCFASD Informed is pleased that Susan Shepard Carlson (Chair of the NOFAS Legislative and Policy Committee) and possibly others from the NOFAS Policy team will be joining Kathy Hotelling to discuss this legislation and how you can be an effective advocate.  It is important to note that Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) is the ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; his support is extremely important. 







Preventing Violence in American Cities with Safer Alcohol Sales

 “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales from off-premises alcohol outlets have risen dramatically across the country. The report analyzes the relationship between alcohol outlet density and violent crime and provides safer alcohol sales policy options to help cities reduce violent crime while improving the health and well-being of residents.”

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March of Dimes Urges Congress to Increase Funding for Critical Programs to Support Mom & Baby Health


March of Dimes said the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the maternal and infant health crisis and urged lawmakers to adequately fund key programs that are critical to the health of moms and babies.”


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Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee Xavier Becerra Commits to Working with Senators Lisa Murkowski and Amy Klobuchar on FASD

Senator Lisa Murkowski, who plans to reintroduce FASD legislation with Senator Amy Klobuchar this spring, asked Xavier Becerra about FASD during the Senate’s consideration of the California Attorney General’s nomination to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. 

The NOFAS Policy team led by Susan Carlson worked with Senator Murkowski’s office to engage nominee Becerra on the importance of FASD.  If approved, Secretary Becerra would guide and manage the federal resources and agencies committed to the health and well being of the nation. A full Senate vote on Becerra’s nomination could occur as early as this week.

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To learn more about FASD legislation and connecting with the NOFAS Policy and Training Center, click HERE!!!








NIH Funds Studies on Alcohol Use, Vaping During Pregnancy

“The research funded by the NIH grant focuses on identifying specific alcohol target pathways that cause FASD, which could provide critical insight for the development of treatments.  “We have observed a unique interaction of alcohol with a compound that shows it might have the possibility to prevent some of these effects from occurring in children,” says Dr. Jayanth Ramadoss.”

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