California Preterm Birth Initiative

Our 2021 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

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
April 21, 2021
The independent and combined influences of small for gestational age and socioeconomic status on newborn metabolite levels
April 13, 2021
Development of the Person-Centered Prenatal Care scale for People of Color.
April 08, 2021
The risk of preterm birth among women with a history of leukemia or lymphoma