CATCH

District II Facilitator: Cappy Collins, MD, FAAP
E-mail: cappycollins@gmail.com
Chapter 1: Sarah Collins-McGowan, MD
E-mail:
Collins-McGowan@rochesterregional.org
Chapter 2: Jennifer Pintiliano-Gemma, MD (Brooklyn/Queens)
718 616-3219
E-mail:
jenpinto@aol.com

Ivan Leslie Hand, MD (Nassau/Suffolk)
718 245-4753
E-mail: handi@nychhc.org
Chapter 3:

Eleanor Bathory, MD
E-mail: eleanor.bathory@gmail.com

Resident Liaisons:

Erin Allmer, MD
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine-Cohens Children’s Medical Center
E-mail: eallmer@northwell.edu

Seth VanZant, MD
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
E-mail: jordan.vanzant@chp.edu


Awarded 2019 CATCH Funds Grant (Cycle 2) from District II
New York 3 – Healthy Kids NYC Well-child/well-baby care
New York 3 – Addressing Food Insecurity Through WIC Utilization Nutrition
New York 3 – A Bundle for Improving Safe Sleep SIDS

Congratulations to all the awardees and best wishes for success!


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 cpti@aap.org with questions or for feedback on project ideas.


Call for Proposals (including environmental health-related proposals)

 Applications available now; submissions due January 15, 2020
The CATCH Call for Proposals is open through January 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm CT.  Residents with innovative ideas to plan or implement child health initiatives may apply for $2,000.  This year, COEH is sponsoring a resident grant (https://downloads.aap.org/doccsa/catchresidentcall.pdf).  COEH welcomes proposals from across the spectrum of pediatric environmental health issues, including but not limited to climate change, lead exposure, environmental justice, air pollution, water quality, and pesticide exposure. 

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.

Questions? Reach out to CATCH staff at catch@aap.org.  To learn more about CATCH visit aap.org/CATCH.  Applications must be submitted online.


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!