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Cleft Palate Foundation

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Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases, Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases Research, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Health, Human Services

Mission: The mission of CPF is to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial birth defects.

Programs: • Providing comprehensive information to educate patients, families, and professionals; • Making referrals to cleft/craniofacial treatment teams; • Offering telephone and online counseling and support service through the Cleftline 1-800-24-CLEFT (800-242-5338); • Funding research to learn all we can about prevention and care; • Hosting the Connections Conference: for Families, Caregivers, and Patients • Providing Cleftline Teddy Bears with repaired cleft lips; • Advocating for family-centered team care; • Awarding scholarships to healthcare professionals each year; and, • Awarding $500 college scholarships each year to young adults affected by cleft and craniofacial birth defects.

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