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District II Facilitator: Ron Marino, DO
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY  11501
Ph:  516/663-4423
Fax:  516/663-4409
Chapter 1: Casey Rosen-Carole, MD

Michael R. Jordan, MD
RGH-Wayne Medical Group
1200 Driving Park Avenue
Newark, NY 14513

Chapter 2: Jennifer Pintiliano, MD (Brooklyn/Queens)
718 616-3219
Maurice Chianese (Nassau/Suffolk)
516 622-7335
Chapter 3:

David Perlstein, MD

Cori Green, MD


Awarded 2010 CATCH Implementation Funds Grant (Cycle 1) from District II

Perry Sheffield, MD and
Maida Galvez, MD
New York Chapter 3 SHINE (Staying Healthy by Improving Nutrition & Exercise)


Awarded 2010 CATCH Resident Funds Grant (Second Cycle)

Geoffrey Collins, MD New York Chapter 1 Cyclopedia: Empowering Urban Adolescents Through Bicycling
Monica Dussan, MD and
Fernando Bula-Ruda, MD
New York Chapter 2 Teen Power: A Teen Parenting Program


CATCH Planning Grants for 2010 from District II 

David Rhee, MD

New York Chapter 

Obesity Prevention: Adolescent Mothers and Their Children


Awarded 2009 CATCH Implementation Funds Grant (Cycle 1) from District II

Jessica Sessions, MD New York Chapter 3 Family Advocacy Partnership (FAP) Program


Awarded 2009 CATCH Resident Funds Grant (Second Cycle)

Sindy Amarillo, DO New York Chapter 3 Camino Hacia Mi Hogar Medico (Road to My Medical Home)
Moshood Karimu, MD New York Chapter 2 A New Dawn for Teenage Moms
Mahbod Mohazzebi, MD
Gabriel Rama, MD
New York Chapter 3 Nuestras Familias
Lysette Ramos, MD New York Chapter 3 Nonresident Fathers and Fatherhood: A Needs Assessment


Awarded 2009 Healthy Tomorrows Partnerships for Children Grants from District II

New York Chapter 3 The Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B'N Fit) Family-Centered Retention Initiative


Congratulations to all the awardees and best wishes for success!

The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning Funds program provides grants in amounts from $2,500 to $12,000 for pediatricians to plan innovative, community-based initiatives that increase childrenís access to medical homes or specific health services not otherwise available.  There are now two cycles per year, the first having Planning and the first cycle of Resident grants, and the second having Implementation and the second cycle of Resident grants.  All CATCH grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The CATCH program is now 16 years old.  

The CATCH Implementation Grants support pediatricians in the initial and/or pilot stage of developing and implementing a community-based child health initiative.  

The new applications for all CATCH grants are available online only through the AAP Members Only Channel, where you can also lookup all previously awarded CATCH grants.  The Call for Proposals for The 2011 AAP CATCH Planning Funds grant cycle is now in progress; applications are due January 31, 2011.  For more information and to access the online application, please go to: (Planning Grants), or (Resident Grants)

Also posted is the 2010 CATCH Implementation Funds Call for Proposals

We would like to encourage rural pediatricians to consider applying for a CATCH grant.  Many days we feel overworked and abandoned, but I can tell you from firsthand experience that working on a special project in your community can be refreshing and rewarding.  The projects can be as extensive as developing clinics for the underserved, or as simple as working with schools on children with ADHD.


If you have ideas for developing services for children not already available in your community, consider writing a CATCH grant.  We know you are not experts in grant writing, only in taking care of children.  CATCH GRANTS ARE FOR YOU.  We will help you.  The CATCH Program has liaisons that will assist you in developing the parts of the grant you have trouble with.  These are Chapter CATCH Facilitators who are trained to work with you and their e-mails are listed at the top of this page.  There is also the CATCH staff at the AAP.  Call if you get stuck.  That is why they are there, to provide assistance with the development of your proposal.  You may contact Kathy Kocvara at 800-433-9016, extension 7632, or  The Rural Health SIG (Rural Health Special Interest Group) of the Council on Community Pediatrics also will help.


Donít let this opportunity pass you by.  We need your help to improve medical care for children in rural areas.  Apply now - more information and the online grant application is at

To access the application and RFPs, please visit:
Online application -
Implementation Funds RFP -
Resident Funds RFP -

It is never too soon to consult with your chapter CATCH facilitator to explore your idea. The national CATCH office is also available to answer your questions about the various opportunities available that can enhance your practice of Community Pediatrics.

For more information, or to be included on the mailing list
     CATCH Planning Funds
     Division of Community-based Initiatives
     American Academy of Pediatrics
     141 Northwest Point Blvd.
     Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
     800-433-9016, ext. 4916
     Fax: 847-434-8000

For more information, please contact Kathy Kocvara, CATCH Program Coordinator, at