DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Superior Babies, a St. Louis County program dedicated to reducing the number of babies born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, has received a big national honor. It recently took home the Emerging Practices Award from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs for its work with expecting mothers who have used or abused alcohol and other drugs. The program started in 1998; according to a county news release, numbers from 2010 indicate that 31 babies were born under the program, with 96 percent of those coming in at normal birth weight and testing negative on toxicology tests. The group serves women in northern St. Louis County and offers on-going assessments, interventions, education and referrals. County commissioners will honor the group at their board meeting in Hibbing on Tuesday.
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