Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning and Implementation Grants
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.
- 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
- 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
- Include plans for sustainability beyond the grant period
The CATCH program offers both planning and implementation grants. Consult the AAFP website to determine which grant best fits a particular project.
Up to 7 grants will be awarded in the 2021 funding cycle to address health issues in rural communities. Proposals may focus on specific rural health challenges, such as reducing poverty, accessing care, assessing social determinants of health and barriers to care, and determining available resources to help implement needed programs and services.
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.
Award ceiling: $10,000
Estimated total program funding: $150,000
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