Community Access to Child Health Seeks Applications for Community Pediatric Health Programs

, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides support to pediatricians looking to collaborate with others in their communities so that all children have access to needed health services.

To that end, CATCH is accepting applications for two community health grant programs, the CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants program and the CATCH Resident Grants program.

1) Planning and Implementation Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees in support of the planning of innovative community-based child health initiatives aimed at ensuring that all children have medical homes and access to healthcare services not otherwise available in their community. Priority will be given to projects that serve communities with the greatest health disparities. Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only. All initiatives should incorporate screening for or connecting children to medical homes and available insurance programs. Pediatricians are eligible to apply regardless of employment setting or retirement status.

2) Resident Grants: Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to pediatric residents to support the planning and/or implementation of community-based child health initiatives. Projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities.

For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions, see the CATCH website.