Community Access to Child Health, CATCH supports pediatricians in their efforts to collaborate within their com​​​munities to advance the health of all children.

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The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program is a flagship initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For over 25 years, the program has supported pediatricians and residents to collaborate within their communities to advance the health of all children.

Through an annual competitive process, CATCH awards seed funding for planning and implementation grants to pediatricians; fellows/fellowship trainees receive $10,000 for planning or implementation projects, while residents are awarded $2,000. CATCH is supported by a network of volunteer pediatricians who provide technical assistance to those seeking funding as well as support once a project has started. Chapter CATCH Facilitators and District Resident Liaisons serve as our “boots on the ground” in the 10 AAP districts and represent their local chapter. 

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Be a part of the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH). Your gift to CATCH will provide more opportunities for pediatricians to engage communities to improve child health.

Our Supporters

The AAP CATCH Program is made possible through the support of Roots & Wings Foundation with additional support from various AAP Sections and Councils and donations to the AAP Friends of Children Fund.

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