Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Making a Big Difference in Communities All Over the Country: Catching up with the CATCH Program!

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The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program that provides small seed grant-funding for pediatricians to improve the health of their communities was last evaluated in 1998. Since then, hundreds of CATCH grants have been awarded—and the question is: Have these grants made a difference?

You better believe they have—according to a special article by Soares et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1471) being early released this week on the role of CATCH in our communities. The high numbers of projects funded, completed and sustained through community partnerships as a result of CATCH grants is inspiring.

“Catch” the CATCH spirit and read this article to better understand how a small investment can go a long way. If you haven’t applied for CATCH funding for the patients in your community, this special article may get you doing just that!

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