Update on FASD Prevention, Diagnosis and therapy program in WA

Dear All,

This is from Dr James Fitzpatrick

Please find attached a briefing note re the successful model of FASD Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy in WA. We have developed a fully costed budget for supporting a similar strategy in remote community region (e.g. Alice Springs and suprrounding communities) for a 5 year period, and I can provide this on request.

We should be furious about this issue, and steely in our resolve to tackle it. There is now an evidence base for what works, and the implementation expertise to drive this evidence into practice.

Dr James Fitzpatrick FRACP, MBBS, B.Sc, PhD Paediatrician Director - PATCHES Paediatrics 0403 198 769 | james@patches-paediatrics.com.au www.patches-paediatrics.com.au http://www.patches-paediatrics.com.au/