Community Access to Child Health Seeks Applications for Community Health Programs

Community Access to Child Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides support to pediatricians eager to collaborate within their community so that all children have access to needed health services.

To that end, CATCH is accepting applications for its CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants program and 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 that ensure all children in the community have access to healthcare services not otherwise available. 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, and 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.

AAP will be hosting informational webinars for prospective applicants on December 12, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.

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

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