MCH Training Program Web Cast: Introduction to the MCH Pipeline Training Program

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
2 - 4pm est
Location: Online

On this web cast, you will learn about the four projects in the MCH Pipeline Training Program. The MCH Pipeline Training Program promotes the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining students from under-represented minorities into maternal and child public health professions. Each project will give an overview of the program, strengths of the program, challenges, relationship with a non-minority serving MCH Training program, lessons learned and future steps. MCH Pipeline projects will have the opportunity to pose any questions to the rest of the MCH Training programs. After their presentations, the MCH Training programs viewing the web cast can ask their questions. MCH Training programs should take away ideas on how to partner with a minority serving MCH Training program to develop their own MCH Pipeline programs with or without MCH Training funds. Slides for this web cast should be available at by April 3rd. A 15-20 minute Q&A session will follow the presentations so that grantees have an opportunity to ask questions.

Opening Remarks:

  • Laura Kavanagh, MPP, Branch Chief, MCH Training Program Speakers:
  • Denise Chapman-Winn, PhD, MCH Pipeline Project Director, Alabama State University
  • Catrina Waters, MCH Pipeline Project Coordinator, Alabama State University
  • Deneen Long, MCH Pipeline Project Coordinator, Howard University
  • Kris Pizur-Barnekow, PhD, MCH Pipeline Project Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Victor Perez, MD, MPH, MCH Pipeline Project Coordinator, UCLA
  • Participation in this web cast takes place exclusively through the internet. Register for the event at

Each audience member requires prior online registration. A technical check of your computer will be conducted automatically during the registration process. To ensure that your computer meets all technical requirements, please register at least a day in advance of the web cast, and be sure to use the same computer to register that you will use to attend the event.

An archived version of the web cast will be available a few days following the live event. If you experience any technical difficulties while registering, please submit a question here.

Sponsored by: the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
Technical Assistance provided by the MCHB contractor: Center for the Advancement of Distance Education (CADE), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health (SPH).