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American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

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Executive Director
1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820

1-800-242-5338 (Voice - Toll-free), Parent/Patient Hotline
919-933-9044 (Voice),
919-933-9604 (FAX),

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The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is an international, non-profit medical society of health care professionals from 30 disciplines and 40 countries who treat and/or research birth defects of the head and face. For more than 50 years, the members of ACPA have served an important role in the multidisciplinary management of children and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniofacial anomalies. While ACPA's focus is on professional education, such as with its annual scientific meeting, the affiliated Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) serves to educate the public about facial difference. The Foundation operates the CLEFTLINE (1-800-24-CLEFT), a toll-free referral service for parents and patients, and sends informational packets to callers who request them. Both organizations operate out of the National Office.


Serial publication: Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (for professionals, reports on clinical and research activities relating to craniofacial anomalies and related laboratory sciences), bimonthly; Newsletter, quarterly--news for members of ACPA.


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Please refer professionals to ACPA and parents and patients to CPF. 11.15.11. reassigned 1 doc to HR 3838 Cleft Palate Foundation - DK


Date Entered: 5/1/1997
Date Edited: 2/18/2013
Date Revised: 7/18/2006 12:12:09 PM
Health Referral Number: HR1535
Accession Number: DP91A0700

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