California Preterm Birth Initiative

Our 2021 Impact Report
We are hiring a Communications Director!

California Preterm Birth Initiative is committed to:

  • Racial Equity

  • Centering Community Voices

  • Reproductive Justice

  • Innovative Research


About Us


Our mission is to eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth and improve health outcomes for babies born too soon, through research, partnerships and education grounded in community wisdom.


We believe all parents deserve healthy pregnancies, and all newborns deserve healthy starts in life.

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Recent Publications

August 26, 2021
Mortality and Major Neonatal Morbidity in Preterm Infants with Serious Congenital Heart Disease
August 3, 2021
The association of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy with preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study in California
July 2021
Maternal nativity and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes among Black women residing in California, 2011-2017
May 21, 2021
Cannabis-related diagnosis in pregnancy and adverse maternal and infant outcomes