The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program supports pediatricians in developing and implementing a community-based child health initiative. Grants of up to $12,000 are awarded each year to pediatricians who want to initiate and develop a pilot project that addresses the local needs of children in the community. The Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence helps support CATCH projects that address eliminating children's exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. Read about deadlines for CATCH proposal submissions.

Please note that the application deadline has passed. Future application cycle information will be posted as it becomes available. Visit the CATCH Web site for more information.

Environmental Smoke Reduction in Sheltered Homeless: Terrell Stevenson, MD; Palo Alto, CA

Reducing Secondhand Smoke in Norfolk Public Housing: Heidi Flatin, MD, FAAP ; Norfolk, VA

Kids Living Smoke-Free in the Bronx: Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH; New York, NY

CEASE Adaptation for Rural Community Practice: Sarah Bosslet, MD, FAAP; Lebanon, IN

Don't Choke on Smoke: J. Bryan Wohlwend, MD, FAAP; Hutchinson, KS

Smoking Cessation for At-Risk Children: Kevin Nelson, MD, PhD, FAAP; Salt Lake City, UT

Bitterroot Brakes on Secondhand Smoking: Blaise E. Favara, MD, FAAP; Ravalli County, MT

Kentucky Asthma and Smoking Cessation Program (KASCP): Don Hayes, Jr., MD, FAAP; Lexington, KY