Child Health Collaborative Grant Award

Contact us

Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
ctsi@umn.edu
612-625-CTSI (2874)

Deb Hendricks
Assistant Director of Community-engaged Research Programs
cearch@umn.edu
612-624-4247

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.  

This program is not currently accepting applicationsView the RFA from the 2015-2016 cycle

After reviewing the materials, please contact CTSI Child Health Champion Mark R. Schleiss, MD, for additional insights and suggestions to create a successful proposal: (612) 626-9913 (office), (612) 356-4699 or schleiss@umn.edu, or contact CTSI ctsi@umn.edu or 612-625-2874.


Funded projects

2016

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

2015

A Picture-Based Carbohydrate-Counting Resource for Somalis
Muna Sunni, MBBCH, Department of Pediatrics, and Jennifer Kyllo, MD, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota