National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month


July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month-an observance by individuals and organizations to help make people more aware of and give them information about cleft and craniofacial defects and other conditions that can affect the head and face. Throughout the year, the National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month and its partner organizations maintain a variety of programs that promote public awareness and offer support and education services for patients and families.

Craniofacial defects - such as orofacial clefts, craniosynostosis, and microtia and anotia - have a significant public health impact. You can learn more below about what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is doing to identify the causes of craniofacial defects and help improve the lives of infants and children with these conditions.

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