Leonard P Rome C​​​ATC​​H Visiting Professorship

The Call for Proposal will open on Monday, March 18, 2024.

CPTI partners with the CATCH program to offer this opportunity, which promotes advocacy for children and advances the field of community pediatrics. This program will support up to 5 accredited pediatric residency programs with a maximum of $4,500 each to implement 2- or 3-day programs focusing on resident education, faculty development, and building partnerships for community health and advocacy.

Visiting Professorship Program Goals:

  1. Provide an opportunity for pediatric faculty and residents, community pediatricians, community- based organizations and others to interact with leading professionals on community health and advocacy topics.
  2. Promote partnership and collaboration in the community among pediatric residency training programs, community pediatricians, community health centers, community-based organizations, parent groups, public health departments, hospitals and universities.
  3. Enhance curriculum development on topics of community health and advocacy.
  4. Increase institution and residency program investment in community pediatrics.
  5. Strengthen pediatricians’ skills to engage in community health and advocacy work, including overcoming challenges.
  6. Increase awareness of careers paths in community health and advocacy to help foster leaders.

View the list of  current grantees and read descriptions of their projects​.

Rome VP Guidelines
Rome VP Application

Advocacy Training Grants

CPTI supports 4 pediatric faculty-resident pairs annually to attend the AAP Advocacy Conference. Following the conference, the faculty-resident pairs are required to implement an educational project in collaboration with their AAP chapter to strengthen the advocacy skills of their trainees. The AAP chapter will receive up to $1,000 in grant funds to support this advocacy project.


Current grantees and descriptions of their projects.

Residency programs awarded in 2022 or 2023 are NOT eligible to apply this year.

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