Child Health Collaborative Grant Award

CTSI, in partnership with both UMN Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Minnesota, announces a 2020 Child Health Collaborative Grant Award “Request for Applications” (RFA) for rapid response proposals related to the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on child health in Minnesota.

The goal of this program is to foster innovation that connects novel strategies to address this historic pandemic to the development of evidence-based strategies that result in improved health outcomes for children and adolescents throughout Minnesota.

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 are now closed. 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