January is National Birth Defects Month

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January is National Birth Defects Month, dedicated to raising awareness of both preventable and unpreventable birth defects, from Down Syndrome to Fetal Alochol Spectrum Disorders.

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network has published a new information packet, designed to assist those interested in promotion birth defect prevention. You may find the packet, Making Health Choices to Prevent Birth Defects - Make a PACT for Prevention, online here. Informational brochures are also available in both English and Spanish.

FASD-specific resources may be found at the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence's page, including popular What You Need to Know, TA impact, and Healthy Baby fact sheets.

Information provided by Jill Hensley, Project Director for the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence.