Spina Bifida Clinic Care Partner

The mission of the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) is to enhance the lives of people living with Spina Bifida. The heart of the work of SBA’s Spina Bifida Collaborative Care Network (SBCCN) is to improve the health and outcomes of people with Spina Bifida. To do this, SBA has identified the practices and processes that contribute to the best outcomes for people with Spina Bifida, and will recognize the clinical programs that strive to provide them.
SBA encourages and supports the inclusion of the identified standards in all Spina Bifida clinical programs so that people with Spina Bifida everywhere can receive care that optimizes their outcomes. These 10 standards were approved by SBA's Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). They describe the criteria that programs must meet to be recognized as an SBA Clinic Care Partner.
Applications are due December 8, 2019 at midnight. Four-year partnership designations will be announced in January 2020.  The SBA Partner recognition may be renewed every four years with an update of the application response in two years. 

Instructions to fill out the application:
  • Many of the questions require a document in Word or PDF format. Excel or other formats are not accepted.
  • Text box responses and uploaded documents will be saved automatically as you progress through the application but only when you click the "Next" button on each page of the survey, and then the "Done" button once you complete the survey. The application must be completed in one session. The system will not save your responses if you close the application window and return at a different time.
  • If you cannot complete the full application in one session, save your responses in a Word document. Once you have completed all of the answers, copy them into the application tool and submit the application by hitting “Done” on the last page of the application.

Thank you for all you do for people living with Spina Bifida.