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Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program



Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program (MCHPTP) at Alabama State University. Consistent with the purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program, ASU proposes to implement a project that will promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting minority applicants and training students from disadvantaged backgrounds into maternal and child health professions.

The MCH Pipeline Training Program is structured to expose freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to a series of activities designed to introduce them to career choices in health or health-related professions which serve maternal and child health populations. This training program focuses on four major themes: Academic Skills Acquisition, Career Development/Exploration, Leadership Development, and Cultural Competency.


Maternal and Child Health Career of the Month


EpidemiologyWhen food poisoning or an influenza outbreak attacks a community, the "disease detectives" or epidemiologists are asked to investigate the cause of disease and control its spread. Epidemiologists do fieldwork to determine what causes disease or injury, what the risks are, who is at risk, and how to prevent further incidences. They understand the demographic and social trends upon disease and injury. The initial discovery and containment of an outbreak, such as avian flu or mad cow disease, often comes from epidemiologists. Read more.




The MCHPTP is made    possible through a federally funded grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.