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Cleft Palate Foundation

Contact Information

Emily Kiser, Foundation Administrator
1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820

1-800-24-CLEFT (Voice - Toll-free), 1-800-242-5338
919-933-9044 (Voice),
919-933-9604 (FAX),

Internet Resources


The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to optimizing the quality of life for individuals affected by facial birth defects. It is the public service arm of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Callers can request information about cleft palate/craniofacial treatment teams and parent-patient support groups in their local region. In addition, the CPF provides the following services: comprehensive information to educate patients, families, and professionals; telephone and online counseling and support service through the Cleftline 1-800-24-CLEFT (1-800-242-5338); research to learn about prevention and care; Cleftline Teddy Bears with repaired cleft lips; advocacy for family-centered team care; and, awards for a minimum of three $500 college scholarships each year to young adults affected by cleft and craniofacial birth defects.


Various educational booklets, fact sheets and brochures for patients and their families are printed and distributed by the Foundation. Some are available in Spanish. For a list of publications, visit


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KEEP: Do not inactivate per NHIC Call Center. 11.15.11. updated publication info, services & added 2 docs. - DK


Date Entered: 1/17/2008
Date Edited: 2/26/2013
Date Revised: 2/8/2013
Health Referral Number: HR3838
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