The Alcohol and Substance-Exposed Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (AStEPP) offers training and technical assistance to increase Healthy Start grantees’ understanding of the impacts of fetal exposure to alcohol and other drugs, and strengthen their capacity to engage in effective prevention and early identification activities with pregnant women, mothers, and newborns.

The initiative also aims to address social, environmental and broader behavioral health factors as they contribute to substance use before, during, and after pregnancy.

The initiative takes a health equity approach by focusing efforts on populations at higher risk, including Native American and tribal communities, as well as building upon community strengths and resiliency factors.

AStEPP Content:

Staff Development Resources

Self-Study Resources

Resources for Tribal Communities

Quick Start Lists: Behavioral Health Resources and Tools