|District II Facilitator:||Nina Agarwal, MD, FAAP
|Chapter 1:||Sarah Collins-McGowan, MD
|Chapter 2:||Ivan Leslie Hand, MD (Nassau/Suffolk)
Jennifer Pintiliano-Gemmo, MD
|Chapter 3:||Eleanor Bathory, MD
Use the AAP’s CATCH Planning Tool for your proposal.
CATCH Funding Opportunities
Planning grants of up to $10,000 is awarded 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 of up to $10,000 is 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.
Residents grants of up to $2,000 is awarded to pediatric residents for the planning and/or implementation of community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being.
Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorships Program offers up to $4,500 to 6 accredited pediatric residency programs to implement a 2- or 3-day community health and advocacy educational program. The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative partners with the CATCH Program to offer this opportunity. Application assistance is available and highly encouraged. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for feedback on project ideas.
Call for Proposals (including environmental health-related proposals)
The American Academy of Pediatrics is accepting submissions for its annual CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident grants. The CATCH Program supports pediatricians to lead innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being. Grants up to $10,000 are awarded annually on a competitive basis to pediatricians who plan to build broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs.
Grants of up to $2,000 also will be awarded on a competitive basis for residents to plan or implement community-based child health initiatives. Resident projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities. To ensure project completion, residents who are in their first or second year of residency on the application submission due date are eligible to apply; third-year residents may apply if they will be chief resident in their fourth year. PGY-3 residents are eligible to apply as co-applicants.
We would like to encourage rural pediatricians to consider applying for a CATCH grant. Many days we feel overworked and abandoned, but I can tell you from first hand experience that working on a special project in your community can be refreshing and rewarding. The projects can be as extensive as developing clinics for the underserved, or as simple as working with schools on children with ADHD.
Join more than 1,500 pediatricians who, through their CATCH grant projects, have learned that local child health problems can be solved locally, often using local resources.
One pediatrician can make a difference!