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State Map Key Terms
Statewide Task Force:The light blue States contain a designated statewide
Task Force. The structure and mission of these Task Forces vary, but they are generally
independent groups made up of parents and professionals from many disciplines and
agencies committed to improving the lives of individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol
Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and eliminating alcohol use during pregnancy. Through
innovation, education, advocacy, and research, the Task Forces provide leadership
by mobilizing broad-based support and sustainable resources at the State level.
National Association of FASD State Coordinators (NAFSC): The gold
States contain an officially-designated representative who is focused on enhancing
FASD state systems. Each State representative is a member of the NAFSC, and the association is
coordinated by the SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence.
Statewide Task Force/NAFSC: The dark blue States contain both a dedicated NAFSC representative and a
statewide Task Force.
FASD Regional Training Centers : There are currently
five university-based FASD regional training centers (RTCs); they are represented
on the map by a square. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), the RTCs develop, implement, and evaluate new training programs, and/or enhance
current training programs for medical and allied health students and practitioners
regarding the prevention, identification, and treatment of FASD.