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New Mexico Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Program 1996 - current. History. 1991 - CDC funded a Disability Prevention Program at Dept. of Health 1994 and 1995 - Requested $300,000 state funding for FAS prevention program. State Coordinator position.

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history
History

1991 - CDC funded a Disability Prevention Program at Dept. of Health

1994 and 1995 - Requested $300,000 state funding for FAS prevention program. State Coordinator position.

1996 - Legislative appropriation to Disability Prevention Program of $100,000 per year for an FAS Prevention Program. State Coordinator position.

Statewide RFP, contract awarded to University of New Mexico, Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA)

1999 – Created Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Foundation

2008 – FAS Prevention Program is now under the Office of School Health NMDOH. Budget $110,000

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New Mexico FAS Prevention Plan- Goal I: Increase the Awareness and Knowledge of the general public about FASD
  • a. Venues: Statewide media campaigns, brochures, posters, poster contests in schools, video, TV/radio spots, conference presentations, pens/water bottles with logo, bus and milk carton ads
  • b. Events
      • Pregnant Pause Parties
      • Health fairs displays
      • Health messages about alcohol added to other health promotion projects, such as neural tube defect prevention and tobacco prevention
goal ii target education and interventions to high risk populations
Goal II: Target Education and Interventions to High-Risk Populations
  • A. Teen Peer Education Project
  • b. Life-Long Happiness Project: the Navajo Nation (including obtaining Human Subjects approval), WIC, Promatoras
  • c. GRADS Project: School-based program for Parenting teens. Peer Education Project.
goal iii advocate for treatment services in nm for substance abusing pregnant women
Goal III: Advocate for Treatment Services in NM for Substance Abusing Pregnant Women
  • A. Through collaborative funding, promote “A pregnant woman comes first when seeking treatment” message
  • b. Promote alcohol-free drinks and events such as pregnant pause parties
  • c. Through use of a toll-free number, provide local treatment center information
program outcomes
Program Outcomes
  • Quarterly statewide FAS Prevention Committee
  • Funding of community projects
  • Resource Guide
  • Alcohol-free recipe cards
  • Library of information available to public
  • Target on Teens
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Program Outcomes
  • Leveraging of additional funds for projects
  • Extensive collaborations with other projects to become part of their agendas
  • Conference Presentations: MCH, WIC, disability conference, Foster Parents, School Health, FAS Summit
teen projects
Peer Education Project

1. Funded by State Incentive Grant (SIG)

2. Recruited Students from Albuquerque Summer Program.

3. Trainers: Middle School & High School Students

4. More than 10,000 students were educated.

GRADS Project

Funding: DOH, FAS Foundation, March of Dimes, UNM CASAA

Teen moms and dads are peer educators.

GRADS Peer Education program in 32 New Mexico Counties.

3000 students educated

Teen Projects
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Peer

  • Educators
remember
Remember
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is
  • 100 %
  • Preventable