The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Resident Funds Program supports pediatric residents in the planning and/or implementation of innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to medical homes or specific health services not otherwise available.
These projects should lead to programs that can be replicated in other communities. Resident CATCH projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities.
Priority will be given to projects serving communities with the greatest demonstrated health care access needs and health disparities. Strong collaborative community partnerships and future sustainability of the project are encouraged.
Grants are available for programs that offer:
•Community-based initiatives that increase children's access to medical homes or health services not otherwise available and connecting uninsured/underinsured populations with available programs
•Connecting uninsured/underinsured populations with available programs
•Secondhand smoke exposure reduction
•Initiatives to address community barriers to immunizations
•Native American child health
To find out eligbility, to apply, or for more information go to http://www2.aap.org/catch/funding.htm