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Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning and Implementation Grants

American Academy of Pediatrics
Jan 22, 2024

Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning and Implementation grants support pediatricians and fellowship trainees in the initial planning and/or pilot stage of implementing a community-based child health initiative. The program is designed to help increase children's access to optimal health and well-being and address unmet child health needs.

Project requirements:

  • Must be new in the community
  • Must include plans for services and/or outreach to children in the community, not just those served in the practice
  • Includes plans for community partnerships

Priorities include:

  • Demonstrate creativity or innovation in the designated community
  • Predominantly serve a population of children with unmet health needs or with demonstrated health disparities
  • Aim to develop strong, broad-based community partnerships
  • Assess children's health or well-being and/or increase access to needed health services not otherwise available
  • Be led by a pediatrician who plays a significant role in the project
  • Address an important need and likely achieve stated goals
  • Include plans for sustainability beyond the grant period

General pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists, and fellowship trainees from the United States and its territories are eligible. Applicants must be members of the American Academy of Pediatrics before grants may be dispersed.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $10,000

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online grants portal based on project type are available on the program website.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their Chapter CATCH Facilitator with questions about proposal development or to discuss ideas for a CATCH implementation or planning grant project.

There are 3 types of grants (Planning, Implementation, and Resident) which are based on the eligibility guidelines (current level of training/practice) and the developmental stage for the community-based project (How to decide which application to use).

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Health disparities · Health insurance · Networking and collaboration · Physicians · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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