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Pregnant women participating in WIC in Winnebago and Macon County Health Departments.
Increase the number of women who completely abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
The FASD Prevention Program will screen all pregnant WIC participants, or approximately 3,000 individuals, to assess high-risk drinking behavior using the T-ACE screening questionnaire.
The FASD program is a pilot project funded by Northrop-Grumman. The proposed local service organization for demonstrating the Illinois FASD Prevention Program includes the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) and the Macon County Health Department (MCHD). The FASD Prevention Program screens all pregnant WIC participants, or approximately 3,000 individuals, to assess high-risk drinking behavior using the T-ACE screening questionnaire. It is estimated that approximately 10% of women screened will receive at least one Brief Intervention. Project staff has implemented procedures among the maternal and child health programs in the health departments to encourage participation in an effort to minimize attrition. Women who continue to engage in high-risk behavior are referred to substance abuse treatment centers in the area.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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