Clinic Care Partner

The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) Clinic Care Partner program is an initiative that stems from the existing Spina Bifida Collaborative Care Network (SBCCN), a program that works to identify the needs of people with Spina Bifida, connect with health care providers, identify clinics with the best outcomes, and identify research priorities.  

Clinics who become SBA Clinic Care Partners implement best practices so that people with Spina Bifida receive the best care possible in order to have fulfilling lives. 

Why should your program belong to the SBA Clinic Care Partner program?

People with Spina Bifida as well as their families and caregivers want to know that clinics hold themselves to the highest standards of care. These standards are based on practices that we believe provide the best opportunity to improve care over time.  This program partnership is based on 10 standards that were developed based on the experiences of similar conditions, input from our community, and literature about Spina Bifida. 

Clinics designated as SBA Clinic Care Partners will have the opportunity to collaborate with other providers and SBA, and to share ideas with a national network of providers that have also been recognized as SBA Clinic Care Partners. Click here to see our inaugural group of Clinic Care Partners.

How may your program apply to be a Clinic Care Partner?

  • Applications are now being accepted year-round.
  • Partner designations may be renewed every five years.
  • Yearly status updates are required.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY WITH GOOGLE FORMS*

*Some health care systems do not allow the use of Google Forms. If that is your case, please contact jpanlener@sbaa.org so you may receive the application form in Word. You may then submit it to us in PDF format.