Cleft Palate Groups Merge The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF), two nonprofit organizations dedicated to the treatment of cleft palate and other craniofacial conditions, merged operations, effective June 30, 2017. ACPA comprises health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on patients with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions ... News in Brief
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Cleft Palate Groups Merge
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News in Brief   |   September 01, 2017
Cleft Palate Groups Merge
The ASHA Leader, September 2017, Vol. 22, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.22092017.9
The ASHA Leader, September 2017, Vol. 22, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.22092017.9
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF), two nonprofit organizations dedicated to the treatment of cleft palate and other craniofacial conditions, merged operations, effective June 30, 2017.
ACPA comprises health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on patients with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions with a focus on an integrated, multidisciplinary team care approach. ACPA has more than 2,500 members in 60 countries who practice in 30-plus medical, surgical, dental and allied health disciplines. ACPA also publishes The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal.
CPF primarily serves people affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions and their families by providing information, educational resources, support and connections to local multidisciplinary care teams. The foundation also underwrites patient and family services, research, and scholarships in the field.
The merger results in a combined organization with a single executive director, staff and operational platform. ACPA will continue patient and family services, as well as professional development and other programs for ACPA members. CPF’s work will continue under the new ACPA Family Services program.
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