Hawai’i Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Action Group
To conduct research, raise awareness and advocate.
PR campaigns, collective voices, community collaboration
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Family & Caregiver Support Developing
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IMPACT OF FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER IN HAWAI’I
What is FASD?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is the umbrella term describing a range of effects that can occur from prenatal alcohol exposure.
FASD is common
- 5% Conservative estimate of 1 in 20 first graders are affected by FASD (May et al. JAMA, 2018)
FASD is costly
- $2M estimated lifetime cost/child with FASD not including pain and suffering (CDC, 2004)
FASD is preventable
- 7 in 100 women drank in their third trimester of pregnancy (PRAMS Report, 2015)
- ~1 in 2 pregnancies are unplanned (Prams Report, 2015)
Norm Baker, Acting CEO,
and Lisa Kimura, VP,
Aloha United Way
Darlyn Chen Scovell, Hawai’i FASD Action Group Member
Putting Families First Talk Story – 2019
Jeff Noble, Keynote Speaker
Sept. 2017 Conference
Legislative Team, , 2019 Session