California Preterm Birth Initiative

Reflections From The Community Advisory Board
Read the California Black Birth Justice Agenda
Our Impact Report

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

May 3, 2023
The validity of hospital diagnostic and procedure codes reflecting morbidity in preterm neonates born <32 weeks gestation
April 26, 2023
Racial/ethnic disparities in the risk of preterm birth among women with systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis
March 3, 2023
Adverse Perinatal Outcomes and Postpartum Suicidal Behavior in California, 2013-2018