Community Pediatrics Training Initiative

The goal of the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative was to establish pediatric residency training programs that would train pediatricians who have greater skills and interest in community-based medicine, advocacy, and who are better able to improve the health of children in their communities. Proposals are not accepted and no new funding is available from this program, which ended in 2007. When the program began, two competitive selection rounds were conducted, the first in 1999 and the second in 2001. Over 130 proposals were received, and after a rigorous review process, a total of ten pediatric departments throughout the United States were selected to receive awards. Each department is receiving a five-year grant ranging from $1.7 to $2.5 million.

Round One (2000-2005) Initiative grantees:
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA;
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in collaboration with Harlem Hospital Center, New York, NY;
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI;
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in collaboration with the Naval Medical Center Pediatrics, San Diego, CA;
  • University of Hawai’i School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI; and
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Round Two (2002-2007) Initiative grantees:
  • University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA;
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN;
  • University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL; and
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL.
The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative is managed by a national program office at the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences is conducting a cross-site evaluation to assess the short- and long-term outcomes of the Initiative, under the direction of Bernard Guyer, M.D., M.P.H. and Holly Grason, M.A.

For more information, visit the Initiative website at, or contact the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative program office:

Monique N. Evelyn, MA
Manager, Community Pediatrics Training Initiative
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847.434.7397
Fax: 847.434.8000