The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) association of interested individuals and health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. ACPA is unique – it is a multidisciplinary organization of over 2,500 members who represent more than 30 disciplines in 60 countries and support patients and families to ensure the best outcomes.

Since its inception in 1943, ACPA has worked to support the care of individuals affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions. These patients require care from a variety of specialists over time, and ACPA’s mission is to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy, and interdisciplinary team care.

In addition to focusing on professional education, ACPA also provides information to affected individuals and their families and seeks to educate the public about facial differences through the Family Services program.

Join ACPA as we create a world, through team care, where individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive.