Child Health Collaborative Grant Award

The Child Health Collaborative Grant Award aims to improve the health of children and adolescents throughout Minnesota. 

The grant program supports collaborative research that addresses important, unmet child health issues in Minnesota by developing and translating innovative, evidence-based health improvement strategies.

CTSI teamed up with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in 2014 to create this program as part of a broader effort to support research partnerships among community and University child health researchers. Research teams funded through this program must involve at least two co-principal investigators – one from Children’s, and one from the University – and demonstrate active engagement with the Department of Pediatrics.  

Application details

Applications closed on January 17th, 2020. For more information, review the RFA. Contact or 612-625-2874 with questions. 



Alicia Kunin-Batson, PhD, LP, Department of Pediatrics, and Mike Troy, PhD, LP, Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services, Children’s Minnesota

Project title: The Effects of Racism and Discrimination on Children’s Health & Development: Implications for Screening and Intervention


Caitlin Caspi, ScD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Gretchen Cutler, PhD, MPH, Program Director of Emergency Department Research, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Project title: Evaluating an EMR-based Process to Identify and Reduce Food Insecurity Among Pediatric Emergency Department Patients and Improve Community Resource Utilization


Muna Sunni, MBBCH, Department of Pediatrics, and Jennifer Kyllo, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Project title: A Picture-Based Carbohydrate-Counting Resource for Somalis