Community Access to Child Health

Posted by American Academy of Pediatrics on July 4, 2016

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

Community Access to Child Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides support to pediatricians looking to collaborate within 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 for 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. All 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 for 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. Eligible applicants must have postgraduate status as of July 29, 2016.

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


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