FARE received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to develop and deliver the National Awareness Campaign for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Women (the Campaign) from July 2020 to September 2024.
Launched in November 2021, the National Campaign aims to:
The National Campaign has four streams:
The role of the Steering Committee is to provide oversight and expertise during the National Campaign’s development and implementation.
The members of the Steering Committee are:
|National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD)||Ms Louise Gray|
|National Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (NACCHO)||Ms Dawn Casey PSM|
|Central Coast Local Health District||Mr Steve Ella|
|University of Sydney||Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM|
|Australian College of Midwives (ACM)||Ms Alison Weatherstone|
|Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)||Dr Hester Wilson|
|Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians, and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Immediate Past President||Dr Vijay Roach|
|George Institute for Global Health||Professor Simone Pettigrew|
|Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)||
Ms Tanya Hosch, Board Director
Ms Caterina Giorgi, Chief Executive Officer
NOFASD Australia is leading Stream 2 of the National Campaign and will develop and disseminate a suite of prevention and awareness resources specifically tailored to priority groups.
These resources will aim to:
NOFASD will also provide advice and feedback to FARE on the content and resources produced for the general public stream (Stream 1).
Led by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the focus of Stream 4 is to raise awareness among regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the impacts of alcohol use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
To achieve this NACCHO will collaborate with its member organisations and partners to:
NACCHO will also provide advice and feedback to FARE on the content and resources produced for Stream 1, and consult with NOFASD on the content and resources produced for Stream 2.
FARE has appointed a passionate and experienced team to coordinate the development and implementation of the National Campaign. We look forward to working collaboratively with colleagues across the country to deliver this incredibly important piece of work.