Alabama Maternal and Child Health Leadership Network


Maternal & Child Health Pipeline Training Program (MCHPT)

College of Health Sciences
Alabama State University

Maternal & Child Health Pipeline Training Program (MCHPT)


Catrina Waters
Phone: 334-229-8818
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To implement a training program that will promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative MCH public health care workforce by recruiting, training and retaining students from underrepresented minorities into careers in maternal and child health (MCH).


Trainees participating in the summer program will receive a stipend to include books and materials needed for the program and travel to clinical education sites.


To expose undergraduates to activities designed to introduce them to career choices in the MCH health professions. Four themes cultural competency, leadership, career development, and academic skills acquisition will be stressed.


That all children, youth, and families will live and thrive in healthy communities served by a quality workforce that helps assure their health and well being.

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Trainees' Stories

MCHPT Program

The MCH Pipeline Training program has been a major help to me. All throughout my undergraduate career I was not sure of what my career choice was in healthcare. After becoming a part of the MCH program, I developed an interest for maternal and child health and nursing. Within the program, Mrs. Catrina Waters prepared me for moving into the direction to pursue a degree in nursing and work in underserved communities. The program offered a lot of career networking opportunities and ways to excel professionally. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Glenda Smith, a nurse practitioner from UAB. I was able to have mock interviews and resume and personal statement preparation. The MCH Pipeline Training program has been a major help in assisting me in finding my passion in healthcare. I would strongly recommend it to anyone.

Caroline Stewart

Ms. Caroline Stewart has been accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Accelerated Masters Program in Nursing. Caroline is a very dedicated and academically successful young lady. She has participated in the ASU Pipeline Training Program for 3 ½ years. She is a native of Racine, WI. Caroline currently lives in Birmingham, AL. She is a biology pre-health major. She has maintained 3.0 or above G.P.A. in her years at Alabama State University. She is a member of Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.