Community Access to Child Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides support to pediatricians interested in participating in collaborations within their communities aimed at providing all children with 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 to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives which ensure that all children have medical homes and access to healthcare services not otherwise available in their community. Priority is given to projects that will be serving 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 connect 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.
For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions, see the CATCH website.