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COVID-19 Resource List by Voices for Birth Justice

March 26, 2020
RESOURCE LIST The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted every facet of our lives, but there are services available to help us cope.

The effect of California's paid family leave policy on parent health: A quasi-experimental study

March 10, 2020
Findings from The effect of California's paid family leave policy on parent health: A quasi-experimental study are described by the author and PTBi policy researcher, Rita Hamad. Additional authors include Bethany C. Lee, Sepideh Modrek, Justin S. White, Akansha Batra and Daniel F. Collin.

Celebrating Black and Brown Parents at Oakland's Black Joy Parade

February 27, 2020
We were thrilled to be an official vendor at Oakland's annual Black Joy Parade! Over 10 PTBi staff and community members manned two tables full of swag to promote our Voices for Birth Justice public awareness campaign as well as our SOLARS study.

Community Advisory Board Retreat Focuses on Self-Care

February 27, 2020
PTBi honored the incredible work of our community advisory board (CAB) at our annual CAB retreat last month. Approximately 20 CAB members from San Francisco, Oakland and Fresno, along with PTBi staff, gathered at Preservation Park in Oakland to celebrate the many important ways in which the CAB...

Leadership Transitions at PTBi - Program Director

February 27, 2020
After four years of tireless dedication as our much-loved Program Director, Quin Hussey left PTBi earlier this month to become the Assistant Dean for Students at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. 

Rooted in Enslavement: How American Medicine Was Built on the Oppression, Experimentation and Commodification of the Black Body

February 26, 2020
Whether we are referring to maternal death, preterm birth, incarceration, education, all of our outcomes are a reality of White oppression and anti-Blackness. If you don't control any of your circumstances from the creation of the culture into the present, there can't be any other outcome.

Vote for PTBi in STAT News Competition!

February 24, 2020
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New Bill Introduces Medi-Cal Covered Doula Care in CA

February 24, 2020
Photo credit: Assembly Member Eloise Gomez Reyes On February 17th, Assembly Member Eloise Gomez Reyes announced the following on her Facebook page:

Fathers of Color in NICUs Need Centered Communications

February 13, 2020
Findings from What about the men? Perinatal experiences of men of color whose partners were at risk for preterm birth, a qualitative study are described by the author and PTBi researcher, Linda S. Franck. Additional authors include Brittany Edwards, Monica R. McLemore, Kimberly Baltzell, Allen...

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