The mission of the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is to serve individuals and families affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions by connecting them to team care, providing education, and offering personal support. CPF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to be the public service arm of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA).
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Cleft Palate Foundation was founded by ACPA, an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. There are currently over 2500 members in the association, representing more than 30 disciplines in 60 countries. The members of ACPA serve an extremely important role in the management of children and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniofacial anomalies. For 70 years, their goal has been to provide optimal care for this group of patients and their families. Because of the diverse needs of these patients, and the required services of many different specialists, interdisciplinary cooperation and team care is essential to the patients served.