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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 PDF Icon: 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.