- Submit your unique and powerful story to ACPA Family Resources for national awareness campaigns.
- Submit a picture via Email for ACPA Family Resources to share on social media.
- Contact Us about your activities so they can be shared and publicized.
- Follow Us on social media (Facebook, Twitter).
- Add the “Cleft Awareness” Facebook Frame or Twibbon to your profile picture for the month of July.
- Post a story or pictures on your own social media accounts and use #cleftawareness.
- Request official acknowledgment of the awareness month from your local government. Here’s a sample proclamation from the Mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina declaring July as Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month in the Town of Chapel Hill.
- Make ACPA Family Resources brochures available in your general health care provider’s office. Email Us for information.
- Work with your treatment team to hold an awareness-building event in your community.
- Ask a local newspaper or news station to feature someone in your community with a facial difference. If your community is hosting an event for Awareness Month, request local media coverage.
- Write to a state or federal representative to advocate for cleft palate/craniofacial patients and insurance legislation to cover treatment costs. ACPA can share information with you to heighten their awareness of medically-necessary cleft and craniofacial care.
- Seek out a local support group and get involved, or consider starting one in your community. Many support groups have moved online, so look for conversations or groups where you can contribute a positive and informed perspective.
- Support ACPA with a local fundraising activity. Contact us for fundraising assistance.
Thank you for helping ACPA Family Resources build cleft and craniofacial awareness nationwide.