Making FASD History: A multi-site prevention program
Recently, our team at Telethon Kids worked with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation (CONGRESS) in the Northern Territory and Mercy Services in New South Wales to secure $2.7 million in funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health (2017-2020).
The purpose of this funding is to initiate FASD prevention programs in Alice Springs and Newcastle. James Fitzpatrick, Kaashifah Bruce, and Rebecca Pedruzzi worked in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute research and development team, Consumer and Community Involvement Program team, the Australian FASD Centre for Research Excellence, Congress and Mercy Services to develop the grant.
The work aims to ensure sustainability and capacity building for local health services so that communities can continue to lead FASD prevention activity. As a result of this funding, a FASD coordinator will be recruited in early 2018, in both Alice Springs and Newcastle to facilitate community-led activity.
More information will be available on this page in 2018