Chapel Hill, N.C. (November 30, 2023) – The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA), the premier scientific resource and interdisciplinary professional network for healthcare providers serving patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, and craniofacial differences,  and Children’s Craniofacial Association (CCA), an international organization that addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions, are pleased to announce a new agreement to ensure patients and families have access to the care and resources they need throught their craniofacial journeys.

The agreement will leverage the strengths of each organization, connecting patients to ACPA Approved Teams, social and educational opportunities for families, and financial assistance to ensure access to care.

“ACPA’s core model of interdisciplinary team care means that our members provide coordinated care for a wide range of clinical needs during a patient’s craniofacial journey. We’ve long worked with and supported the wonderful programs at Children’s Craniofacial Association, and have seen many patients and families benefit from their work,” said Adam Levy, ACPA Executive Director. “Part of our strategic plan includes establishing more defined relationships with organizations such as CCA, as we seek to ensure that patients are guided on their healthcare journey with the best possible resources, and CCA provides just that. We’re thrilled to be working more closely together with the CCA team, and look forward to connecting patients at ACPA Approved Teams with CCA’s programs and support.”

“I am delighted to be working in a more formal capacity with ACPA,” said Erica Klaubber, CCA Executive Director. “I truly value their focus on team care and the opportunities they provide for our craniofacial families to find the best care with confidence. We have long referred to their searchable database of providers on our website and attended the Annual Meeting, to learn and network with professionals in this field of medicine. Each and every time we go, we learn something as a staff team and make invaluable connections with those serving the families we support. I am thankful to Adam Levy for his leadership, candor, and willingness to work with patient support organizations so we can together meet the needs of our families and help them navigate their cleft and craniofacial journeys with hope and healing.”

About the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association 

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical association founded in 1943, representing patients and families with cleft and craniofacial conditions, and the professionals who provide their care. ACPA has more than 2,100 members representing 37 healthcare disciplines who care for patients and conduct research in all 50 states and in over 50 countries around the world.

Since 1943, ACPA has provided education, support, research, and interdisciplinary team care to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients–enabling individuals to live complete and fulfilling lives. Each year around 76,000 patients have access to the highest standards of care through our 195 ACPA Approved Teams. Visit ACPA at

About Children’s Craniofacial Association

Children’s Craniofacial Association is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Nationally and internationally, CCA addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions.