Alabama State Receives $815,000 Grant for Child Health Care Professional Pipeline

Alabama State University this week announced the renewal of a five-year, $815,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program (MCHPTP).

The program, designed to decrease health disparities among minority women and children, provides annual tuition assistance for 20 students and certification in maternal and child health care.

“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.

ASU has held the grant for the last ten years.

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