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Deadline: January 22, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program

The Maternal Child and Health (MCH) Pipeline Training Program seeks to promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting undergraduate training students from economically and educationally disadvantaged and racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds into MCH professions.

The program will educate, mentor, guide and provide enriching experiences to increase students’ interests and entry into MCH public health and related fields such as pediatrics, MCH nutrition, MCH social work, MCH nursing, pediatric dentistry, psychology, health education, pediatric occupational/physical therapy, speech language pathology, etc. The MCH Pipeline Training Program will encourage and motivate students to seek careers in maternal and child health by making the appropriate undergraduate didactic research, clinical and/or field experiences available and exposing students to Title V and other MCH agencies that serve children and families. In addition, MCH Pipeline Training Program will develop leadership skills, foster a broader public health perspective and explore the integration of primary care and public health to improve population health.

Amount: A total of $930,000 is expected to be available annually to fund to up to six recipients. Awards amounts are estimated at up to $155,000 each per year for a five year project period.

Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning.

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280209

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