Advocate for people with FASD in Public Health Consultation

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is leading a consultation to inform their Vision 2030 initiative – a plan that looks to shape the future of public health in our country.  

To ensure that FASD is included in this vision, we encourage you to complete the online survey PHAC is currently hosting. This questionnaire is open to both the public and health-related professionals. It will take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete.  

PHAC will use the information collected in this consultation to strengthen future public health assessment in Canada. Assessment  is used to plan, implement, and evaluate interventions to protect and improve the health of different populations. It is essential to include the FASD population in this. 

The deadline for the survey is March 1, 2024. It asks for you to share current health concerns that you believe should be assessed and suggest appropriate ways to assess them. Therefore, we hope to see FASD raised and we recommend highlighting some of CanFASD’s resources when considering solutions.  

Collecting data and insights from stakeholders in the FASD field can enhance future public health initiatives. By sharing your expertise and experiences in this consultation, you can contribute to government knowledge of FASD which then has the potential to drive positive change for our community. 

This follows work the PHAC is already doing looking into FASD in Canada. It has partnered with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) to better understand how to support individuals with FASD and how to prevent the disability.  They have just finished their first round of consultations. You can read a latest update on this project on the CAHS website. 

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