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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014-2015 Healthy Active Living Grants: Supporting Healthy Families! Each AAP chapter/pediatric residency program pair will work together to build partnerships with community organizations to develop and implement sustainable strategies to engage and support parents of young children through classes and/or home visits to establish healthy eating, activity, and sleep behaviors. This cycle's partnerships are:

  • Illinois Chapter and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Louisiana Chapter and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
  • New York Chapter 2 and Nassau University Medical Center
  • New York Chapter 3 and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Texas Pediatric Society and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Partnering AAP chapters and pediatric residency programs was piloted in a 2012-2013 grant cycle. This model demonstrated the potential to train pediatric residents to actively engage with their communities while empowering chapters to work closely with training programs in their state in a sustainable way to positively impact the health of children and their families.

The 2014-2015 Healthy Active Living Grants: Supporting Healthy Families are funded by the MetLife Foundation.


The Advocacy Training Grants support 4 pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the annual AAP Legislative Conference. Following the conference, pairs will collaborate with their AAP chapters to implement educational activities on child advocacy.

  • Florida Chapter: Stephanie White, MD & Tamara Gayle, MD
  • New Mexico Chapter: Sara del Campo de Gonzalez, MD & Justin Sommer, MD
  • Ohio Chapter: Jerri Rose, MD & Kam Lam, MD
  • Texas Pediatric Society: Claire Bocchini, MD & Christina Brown, MD


The purpose of the Leonard P Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship Program is to promote advocacy for children and advance the field of community pediatrics.

  • Albany Medical Center: Sara Horstmann, MD - VP Christopher Kus, MD, MPH
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Jennifer Wolford, DO, MPH - VP Elizabeth Woods, MD, MPH
  • Children's National Medical Center: Nathalie Quion, MD - VP Fernando Mendoza, MD
  • Crozer Pediatric Residency Program: Erin Schnepp, DO - VP Anda Kuo, MD
  • Nassau University Medical Center: David Fagan, MD - VP Dina Lieser, MD
  • Robert Wood Johnson & Jersey Shore University Pediatric Residency Programs: Shilpa Pai, MD - VP Ben Hoffman, MD
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital: Sarah Garwood, MD - VP Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH
  • University of New Mexico: Lance Chilton, MD - VP Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH


The goal of this grant is to help pediatric residency programs improve their community pediatrics and advocacy training. These programs will create sustainable strategies to implement change to enhance residency training in community pediatrics and advocacy.

  • Akron Children's Hospital - P Cooper White, MD
  • Duke University - Debi Best, MD
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Dina Lieser, MD
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital - Sara Bode, MD
  • Stroger Hospital of Cook County - Michelle Rebollo, MD
  • University of California San Francisco at Fresno - Renee Kinman, MD, PhD
  • University of Oklahoma - Marny Dunlap, MD
  • University of Texas Southwestern - Nancy Kelly, MD
  • University of Virginia - Diane Pappas, MD, JD
  • University of Wisconsin - Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS

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