American Academy of Pediatrics: CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) provides support to pediatricians interested in collaborating within their communities to advance the health of all children. Through CATCH, pediatricians and residents are empowered to identify promising practices that work in their individual communities. The following grants are available:
- Planning grant: Grants are awarded biannually to individual pediatricians or fellowship trainees for planning innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being.
- Implementation Grants: Grants are awarded to individual pediatricians or fellowship trainees for the initial implementation or to pilot innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being.
- Resident Grants: Grants will be provided to pediatric residents who plan to build broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs.
There are two special funding opportunities within the grant types mentioned above:
- The National Dairy Council is partnering with CATCH to support projects that promote all healthy foods, including dairy foods, and build healthier communities for those impacted by food insecurity. NDC will fund projects that develop innovative solutions for children ages 2-18 who are impacted by food insecurity and build partnerships with groups such as food banks/pantries, local farmers markets, and schools/community groups. This opportunity is available through all three grant types mentioned above.
- The Boulter CATCH Oral Health Endowment supports projects that improve children’s access to oral health services, educate parents and caregivers about oral hygiene, improve communication and collaboration between medical and dental professionals, and educate primary pediatric care professionals about the importance of preventive oral health services (such as fluoride varnish) or other children’s oral health issues. This opportunity is available through the resident grant type mentioned above.
Amount: Planning and Implementation Grants: Up to $10,000; Resident Grants: Up to $2,000.
Eligibility: General pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists, and fellowship trainees from the United States and its territories are eligible to apply. National and Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics memberships must be current before grant funds can be disbursed.
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