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Submission number 1425216895145-1707
Submission date 2015-03-01 15:25:58
Owner of the commitment European Midwives Association
Title of the commitment Raising awareness of harmful alcohol consumption during pregnancy
Commitment summary Midwives are gatekeepers and can play an essential health promotion and disease prevention role in the provision of preconception and antenatal care in order to reduce alcohol related harm. Through the commitment to the mission of EAHF, EMA is dedicated in working through its members for them to influence national health policies that support midwives' activities in working closely and effectively with women, in order to reduce and avoid the adverse effects of hazardous alcohol consumption. To increase the awareness of harmful alcohol consumption during pregnancy and in order to provide evidence based advise to women and their families, midwives need to be regularly updated with developments of the European alcohol policy. EMA will enhance the distribution of information amongst its members through a number of activities on an ongoing basis: a) Dissemination of information and up-dates on developments of European alcohol policy through EMA website and newsletter b) Setting alcohol and pregnancy as one of the main key topics at EMA's General Meeting 2012 c) Collaboration with EAHF members and other interested stakeholders especially patients organsisation
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Contact Point

Contact name SIMON Agnès
Organisation European Midwives Association
Title/Position Vice-President
Address
EMA c/o KNOV Postbus 2001
3500 Utrecht
Netherlands
Tel +31 30 282 31 00
Fax +31 30 282 31 01
Email agnes.simon@europeanmidwives.com
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Background to the commitment (if any) Midwives are gatekeepers and can play an essential health promotion and disease prevention role in the provision of preconception and antenatal care in order to reduce alcohol related harm. Through the commitment to the mission of EAHF, EMA is dedicated in working through its members for them to influence national health policies that support midwives' activities in working closely and effectively with women
To increase the awareness of harmful alcohol consumption during pregnancy

2015 -2017 Strategy
EMA will enhance the distribution of information amongst its members through a number of activities on an ongoing basis:
a) Dissemination of information and up-dates on developments of European alcohol policy
b) Work with the member states associations during 2015 2016 2017 on developing tools locally:
- Teaching students the specific clinical approach to pregnant women and alcool
- helping midwives to inform about alcohol related harm and to assess the consumption of pregnant women
- having a network of professionals that can support the pregnant woman and mother with their alcohol related problems
c) Circulate the international charter on prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
d) Share examples of good practice through EMA's web site
e) To encourage, prompt national association to increase the participation of the midwives in forum, workshops, policy making groups regarding alcohol and pregnancy
f) Setting alcohol and pregnancy as one of the main key topics at EMA's General Meeting 2017 (a update at the GM in 2015 or 2016)
g) Collaboration with EUAHF members especially patients association
Priority areas
  • Develop information and education programmes on the effect of harmful drinking
  • Develop efficient common approaches to provide adequate consumer information
Start date Sep-2015
End date Sep-2017
Member states
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
Type of commitment activities (principal) Other : To increase the awareness of harmful alcohol consumption during pregnancy
Type of commitment activities (secondary) Counselling

Information on monitoring

Objectives Awareness of professionnals and tools to have an impact on the information of women and their families
Relevance (i.e. how will the commitment contribute to achieving the aim of the Forum ?) effective positive impact on pregnant women's health and dimishing AFS

Input indicators

Number of people involved 6
Time spent (Man/hours) 200
Cost (please indicate in €) XXXXX
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Web site visitors
Number of products
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Outcome and impact

Short term EMA's Website effective tool issues alcohol and pregnancy
Medium Term Members Associations Website effective tool issues alcohol pregnancy
Long Term Improvement national policies on alcohol and pregnancy and youth

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  • Internal evaluators
Type of methodology
  • Questionnaire
  • Structure interviews

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