The American Academy of Pediatrics plans to soon release the Community-based Child Health Initiatives (CATCH) 2015-2016 grants that aid community-based child health initiatives.
Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $12,000 each,
Deadline: The 2016 Cycle 1 Call for Proposals opens today (May 4) and closes July 31.
The grants help doctors partner with community groups to improve the delivery of health care services. These grants help pediatricians who work with community partners — such as schools and children’s welfare groups — to plan and build innovative, community-based initiatives which increase children’s access to medical homes or to specific health services. Additional focus areas include the following: secondhand smoke exposure reduction, addressing community barriers to immunizations and improving Native American child health.
Projects must lead to sustainable, community-based child health initiatives aimed at increasing access to care — especially for underserved children — as well as addressing health disparities among children. Indian Health Service family physicians and community family physicians serving Native American children may apply in partnership with a pediatrician.
Education programs have benefited. Chelsea Bridge to Better Health, Chelsea, MA, won a $12,000 CATCH Planning grant to improve care coordination between school based health services, students’ homes and community resources. Find more details on the program here: