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PTBi Fellow Alum Wins BIRCWH Award!

August 03, 2020
We are thrilled to share that Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow Alum and PTBi researcher, Deborah Karasek, was selected to be a coveted K12 Scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research in Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program.

Paid Community Scientist Career Development Program Launches in Oakland

July 30, 2020
Pictured above - The inaugural Benioff Community Innovators (L-R) Elonda McCall, Sabra Bell, Haydee Orellana, Brianne Taylor, Karent Novelo, Randi Tanksley, and Cecilia Shephard

Doula Hotline is Launching for Black Birthing People

July 30, 2020
The following article is an excerpt from the Frontline Doula press release.

Former NICU Families Describe Gaps in Family-Centered Care

July 30, 2020
Findings from Former NICU Families Describe Gaps in Family-Centered Care are described by the author and PTBi director of postnatal interventions, Linda Franck. Additional authors include Krista Sigurdson, Jochen Profit, and Ravi Dhurjati, Christine Morton, Melissa Scala, Lelis Vernon, Ashley...

First-of-Its-Kind Study Launches to Assess Impact of COVID-19 and Pandemic on Both COVID Positive and Negative Birthing Persons

July 21, 2020
The research will Include Focus on the Birth Outcomes of Black, Latinx and Low-Income Populations Hardest Hit by COVID-19.

Fresno GROWS Wins Funds from Plant Relocation Settlement

July 20, 2020
Photo Credit: Fresno Bee PTBi's Collective Impact partner, Fresno GROWS, celebrated a win this month as the Fresno City Council agreed to invest funds from a settlement over the relocation of meat-rendering plant into GROWS' community transformation activities.

During COVID, Support Persons Necessary in NICUs and Birthing Rooms, Says CADPH

July 20, 2020
The following statement is from the California Department of Public Health, which can be seen here. Even though the California Department of Public Health recommends both parents be encouraged to accompany PICU and NICU patients, many California hospitals have not moved to do so yet. All...

Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers Lowers Risk of Preterm Birth, Study Finds

July 07, 2020
Findings from Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers in Pregnancy: Preliminary Impact on Diet & Food Security are described by the author and PTBi policy researcher, Hilary Seligman. Additional authors include Ronit Ridberg, Sanjana Marpadga, Melissa Akers, and Janice Bell. Photo credit: EATSF

#Blackintheivory

June 30, 2020
From left to right - Talita Osegura, Kiya Clary, Alexis Cobbins, Daphina Melbourne, Dr. Monica McLemore, Melissa Harris-Perry, Shanell Williams, Dr. Lamisha Hill and Norlissa Cooper. Photo credit: Alexis Cobbins Dear PTBi Community,

Support Black Mothers

June 29, 2020
We are proud to support the organizing efforts of One Love! Please help support Black mothers in San Francisco.

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