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.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Active representation & promotion of perinatal interests in the State Legislature
  • Participation in committees & task forces to influence quality of care for mothers & infants in our State
  • Networking with key people & organizations that can impact perinatal health
  • Decreased registration rates at regional educational conferences
  • Participation in community service Projects
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COVID-19 Resources  

Texas Department of State Health Services: Coronavirus webpage
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (Must be a member): Online COVID-19 course
Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso "TTUHSC El Paso Coronavirus Site"