12.jpg

Our Mission

Americleft will ensure that evidence is available to cleft/craniofacial centers and families affected by clefting, to choose treatment approaches associated with best outcomes of importance to them.


Americleft activities are carried out by six Work Groups:

  1. ORTHODONTIC

  2. SPEECH

  3. PSYCHO-SOCIAL

  4. SURGICAL

  5.  Medical and Dental Health

  6. Patient/Parent Focused

 

Each Work Group will focus activities on two primary programs:

Outcome Development Program - The primary responsibility of this program will be to develop, pilot test, refine, and retest new and existing outcome measures.

Clinical Audit Facilitation Program - The role of this program will be to help cleft/craniofacial teams with the steps they would need to take in order to enable clinical audits of their own outcomes and to benchmark them compared to peers.


Board of Directors

President

Ross Eugene Long, Jr. DMD, MS, PhD
Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic
Lancaster, PA
Orthodontics

Vice-President

Ronald R. Hathaway DDS, MSc
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Orthodontics

Secretary

Kathleen A. Kapp-Simon PhD
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Chicago, IL
Psychology

Treasurer

Stephen Paul Beals MD
Barrow Children's Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Phoenix, AZ

Craniofacial Plastic Surgery

Communications Officer

Patricia H. Glick DMD, MS
Barrow Children's Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Phoenix, AZ
Orthodontics

Board Members

Kathy L. Chapman PhD
Univ of Utah - Dept of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Salt Lake City, UT
Speech-Language Pathology

Kelly Nett Cordero PhD
Barrow Children's Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Phoenix, AZ
Speech-Language Pathology

Canice Crerand PhD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
Psychology

Carrie Heike MD, MS
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA
Pediatrics

Elizabeth Prada DMD, MPH
Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic
Lancaster, PA
Pediatric Dentistry

 

 

 

Americleft Workbook

Experiences and Recommendations for Establishing Successful Internal Audits and Comparisons of Outcomes for Peer Benchmarking are available for download.


Publications List

Presentation
List