KAAP CATCH Coordinator
Jeffery Colvin, MD, FAAP
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Call for Proposals
2013 Planning Funds and Cycle 1 Resident Funds Programs
The Academy is accepting submissions for its 19th annual Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning Funds and Resident Funds grants.
Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to pediatricians to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children, especially underserved children, have medical homes and access to specific health services not otherwise available. Priority is given to projects that will be serving communities with the greatest health disparities. A pediatrician must lead the project and be significantly involved in proposal development and project activities.
This Planning Funds and Resident Funds grant cycle also includes calls for projects that focus on American Indian/Alaska Native children and projects to improve access to immunizations for children who are most likely to experience barriers.
Grants of up to $3,000 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 1st or 2nd year of residency on the application submission due date are eligible to apply; 3rd-year residents may apply if they will be chief resident in their 4th year. PGY-3 residents are eligible to apply as coapplicants.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit www.aap.org/catch/planninggrants.htm or www.aap.org/catch/residentgrants.htm, e-mail email@example.com, or call 800/433-9016, ext 4916. Applications must be submitted online.
Applications available May 1, 2013—submissions due July 31, 2013
Applicants notified December 2013—projects begin January 2014