Rally for Black Birth Justice

May 12, 2022
We held the first California Rally for Black Birth Justice on May 11! Take part in an ongoing movement to mobilize statewide solutions for improved Black infant and maternal health outcomes. Share your call for Black birth justice with our social media toolkit. Access it here!

Bringing an Anti-Racism Lens to Implementation Research: Centering Communities to Inform Prenatal Care in Fresno

May 05, 2022
Fresno County has one of California's highest preterm birth rates, especially among Black families residing in West Fresno. How can we better center people with lived experiences in monitoring and evaluating the success of an intervention?

Coping with the Reality of Anti-Blackness in America: Black Moms Discuss “The 400 Year Holocaust” by Dante King

April 15, 2022
Over a million Black women give birth and become mothers each year in the U.S. For Black Maternal Health Week, we invited Black moms in America to share how they navigate an inherently anti-Black society while building healthy and thriving lives for themselves, their children, and their families.

Remembering Gary Thompson, Beloved CAB Member

March 15, 2022
Read Gary's Voices for Birth Justice Profile

Supporting COVID-Positive Pregnant and Parenting People: Community Perspectives, Challenges, and Solutions

January 29, 2022
The existing health care system actively harms Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) birthing people. Racial discrimination and bias contributed to both disrespectful care and adverse birth outcomes. Due to the pandemic, efforts to flatten the curve limited the support systems created to...

PTBi Community Gives Back By Providing NICU Care Packages

January 20, 2022
In honor of World Prematurity Day, PTBi Comunity Advisory Board (CAB) members gathered supplies and materials to drop off thoughtful care packages to NICU parents at Children’s’ Oakland, UCSF Mission Bay, and Zuckerberg General Hospital.

Holiday Greetings from PTBi

December 20, 2021
We hope the holiday season is bringing you joy, comfort, and healing. For us, the end of the year is about family — those near and far, chosen, and no longer with us — as we celebrate the transition from one year to the next. For the PTBi team, family is at the heart of our research, advocacy, and...

Get to Know Selina Lao Mason, Program Manager!

December 20, 2021
Selina Lao Mason is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and a first-generation San Franciscan. She did her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley where she double-majored in molecular cell biology and rhetoric.  

Let’s Talk About Preterm Birth: Honoring Our Stories, Our Families, and Our Support Systems

December 16, 2021
World Prematurity Day is observed every November 17th to honor the families who have given birth to preemies, the preemies who are thriving around the world today.

Financial Security Impact on Preterm Birth: A Report From the Benioff Community Innovators

November 29, 2021
What are the perinatal experiences like for BIPOC folks living the Oakland, CA? The Benioff Community Innovators recently completed a quantitative and qualitative study that found that these experiences were painted by racism. This month, the innovators celebrated year one of their research project...