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Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Resident Grants Program

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American Academy of Pediatrics
Jan 24, 2022

CATCH Resident Grants support pediatric residents in the planning and/or implementation of innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children's access to optimal health and well-being and address unmet child health needs.

Project activities should lead to a program that will:

  • 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

CATCH partners with American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Sections to support pediatric residents to conduct community-based projects that advance child health and well-being. These Sections will help to sponsor grants that address topics that are of current interest to their membership. Descriptions of special topics are available in the application instructions.


Pediatric residents from the United States and its territories are eligible to apply. National and Chapter AAP memberships must be current before grant funds can be disbursed.

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

Up to $2,000.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application are available on the program website.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their District Resident CATCH Liaison or AAP staff with questions about proposal development or to discuss ideas for a CATCH implementation or planning grant project.

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Graduate medical education · Health disparities · Networking and collaboration · Physicians · Public health · Sustainability of programs · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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