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Partnering with Bloomlife to create innovative technologies to serve communities of color

April 14, 2021
Bloomlife is a maternal health company developing remote prenatal care solutions to improve access to care, empower women, and provide clinicians with better information to improve birth outcomes.  Their current focus is commercializing a device that allows for remote monitoring of the baby to...

How are community-level evictions impacting birth outcomes?

April 12, 2021
The dramatic increase in evictions and threat of evictions during the COVID pandemic warrants further study of their community-level impact on important health outcomes. Previous work by Khadka et al. found increased levels of eviction case filings during pregnancy to be associated with increased...

Ask JAMA to Stop Perpetuating Racism in Medicine

March 24, 2021
Update as of 12:00 PM March 12, 2021: Edward H. Livingston, MD, has resigned as deputy editor of the journal of the American Medical Association after he and the journal faced significant backlash over a February podcast that questioned the existence of structural racism.

Our Journey Towards Reproductive Justice: The Story of the SOLARS Study

March 24, 2021
See the full recording The Spanish recording  

PTBi Fellow Awarded UCSF Faculty Position

March 24, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that our current Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Martha Tesfalul, MD, has gained a faculty position in the UCSF Maternal Fetal Medicine Division!

PTBi's New Fresno Community Engagement Associate, Kendalyn Mack-Franklin

March 24, 2021
The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative is thrilled to announce that we have appointed our new Fresno Community Engagement Associate, Kendalyn Mack-Franklin.

Police Violence Impacts the Health of Black Infants

March 10, 2021
Findings from Occurrence of fatal police violence during pregnancy and hazard of preterm birth in California are described by lead author Dana Goin. Additional authors include Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Kriszta Farkas, Catherine Duarte, Deborah Karasek, Brittany D. Chambers, Andrea V. Jackson, Jennifer...

Choosing to Challenge

March 05, 2021
Pictured: Solaire, her mother and brother. Source: Solaire Spellen* I was born and raised in the South Bronx.

Solidarity Against White Supremacy

February 26, 2021
Dear community,  As a Black-centered multicultural organization dedicated to fighting racism to improve BIPOC birth outcomes, we stand in solidarity with all BIPOC who suffer violence, discrimination, and prejudice as a result of white supremacy. 

Refer Your Patients to the Black Infant Health Program

February 24, 2021
The San Francisco Department of Public Health's Black Infant Health Program is sharing their updated referral form for providers and community-based organizations. 

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