All cleft and craniofacial teams in the US and Canada are invited to apply to be an ACPA Approved Team.
ACPA Approved Teams from Region IV – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia must reapply in 2018 to continue to be listed as an ACPA Approved Team. Teams are welcome to apply at any time, but if they are approved off cycle, they will be required to reapply when their region is up for review – which could be in fewer than five years. ACPA Team Approval is for up to five years.
This distinction is for teams that demonstrate they meet the Standards for Approval of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams – standards that identify essential characteristics of quality for team composition and functioning. The standards are based off The Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofacial Anomalies, which identify recommended practices for the care of patients.
The Commission on Approval of Teams will be holding informational webinars on April 26 and May 22. To sign up for a webinar, please visit ACPA Online Learning.
Visit http://acpa-cpf.org/team-care/ for more information or to download the application. Applications are due July 2, 2018.