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FASD Awareness & Prevention Campaign: engaging Alberta pharmacists

September 22, 2009

On Sept. 15, 2009 an online survey was sent to 3377 clinical pharmacists in Alberta.

The survey is to find out if Alberta pharmacists are interested in learning more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and contributing to prevention efforts. There is very little evidence in the literature about including pharmacists in efforts to prevent FASD, the leading cause of developmental delays among children in Canada.

This project is in alignment with the Government of Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan focused on developing and delivering community-based solutions supported by government policy and funding.

Survey results will inform decisions on how the partnering organizations might enhance efforts to reduce the number of children born with the irreversible damage caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

The survey is supported by the Alberta Ministry for Children and Youth Services, the Alberta College of Pharmacists, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the U of A, and The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research.

The partnering organizations thank you for your interest and participation. For further information, please contact Tara Hanson at or 780-408-8730.

Originally published in the September 22, 2009, issue of The Link