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Alabama State University Receives $815,000 Grant to Aid Children & Women's Healthcare (4165 hits)

The College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University was awarded an $815,000 Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program (MCHPTP) grant to aid and assist children and mothers healthcare,

The Federal grant is from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The program, which is housed in the college’s Center to Advance Rehabilitative Health and Education (CARE), is committed to cultivating current and future healthcare trainees to become better equipped to address health disparities issues and to improve health care for children and mothers from minority populations.
“With this award, ASU will play a key role in contributing to the development of a workforce representative of our society today and partaking in a public health intervention to improve the quality of care for underserved, underrepresented and

disadvantaged populations of minority women and children,” said Dr. Joseph Pete, MCHPTP project director.
Trainees in the program will receive a stipend to assist with tuition costs and will be able to earn an 18-credit certificate/minor in maternal and child health. The program will admit 20 students each year.

“To date, with the assistance of this federal grant, we have been able to service over 300 students through our activities and/or programming bringing more awareness to MCH careers,” said Catrina Waters, MCHPTP assistant project director. “We have over 75 students who are currently enrolled or have successfully enrolled in graduate or health profession programs or in the MCH workforce.”

The grant is a component of the Maternal and Child Health Improvement Program (MCHIP), a unit within CARE.

“The grant complements the work already being done in CARE,” Waters said.

ASU’s CARE was created to address the rehabilitative health needs of African-Americans and other minority populations in five key domains: clinical services, community-based services, educational services, policy reform and research.

“This is our third five-year cycle for this grant,” Waters said. “That will make it our 11th year. We first received the grant in 2006.”
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Wednesday, June 15th 2016 at 2:53PM
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