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National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year.  This July, treatment specialists, support organizations, advocacy groups, and affected individuals and families are joining forces to encourage awareness of cleft and craniofacial conditions for National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month (NCCAPM).  

  • Each year, about 4,400 infants in the United States are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate and about 2,700 infants are born with a cleft palate alone (1).
  • About 4 infants per 10,000 live-births in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, area are born with craniosynostosis (2).
  • Recent studies have found that direct medical and health care use and average costs per child were a lot higher for children with orofacial clefts than for children of the same age without these conditions (3–5).

To learn more about these conditions, including treatment options and support networks in your area, contact these participating NCCAPM organizations.


TPA Grants

The Texas Perinatal Association (TPA) is a not-for-profit multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote continuing improvement in the quality of healthcare from preconception through infancy in the State of Texas.  Grant Applications are currently being accepted from June 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017.  Click below for more information and to submit a grant. Click HERE to view past grant recipients.

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