The MFRB provides evaluation, treatment, planning and coordination of care using a team approach. An individualized treatment plan is devised for each child, and the family is included in the team meetings.
In preparation for the Review Board meeting, each child may be evaluated by specialists in the community, such as:
Southwest Washington Maxillofacial Review Board
Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center
Educational information is available to families and health care professionals by visiting the Cleft Palate Foundation.
The MFRB is an approved team with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and the Cleft Palate Foundation, and is compliant with the Standards for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams. For detailed information of the standards, please visit the ACPA.
The MFRB is also partially funded by the Washington State Department of Health (WADOH), and is a participating team member of the Center for Children with Special Needs (CSHSN). A multidisciplinary statewide workgroup developed the Critical Elements of Care Booklet on Cleft Lip and Palate. The guideline emphasizes the diagnosis and importance of team care.
Educational information is available to families and health care professionals by visiting the Cleft Palate Foundation. Additional links are also provided on the website.