Motherhood in a Pandemic: A Note from PTBi's Program Director

May 07, 2020
Dear Community, I love my kids and I’m normally an easygoing parent, but sheltering in place as a single mom has tested my patience with my kids too many times to admit. From the piled-up dishes, the conflicting homeschooling schedules, constant work interruptions, clogged sinks, and broken...

COVID’s Devastation of Black Communities: New Resolution Introduced to Intentionally Address the Black Experience

April 30, 2020
PTBi is proud to share that Shanell Williams, PTBi’s Community Engagement Director, successfully introduced a resolution to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (SF DCCC), the city’s governing body of the local Democratic Party, where she sits as an elected official for Assembly...

COVID temporary housing for San Francisco's vulnerable populations - insights from PTBi's Jonathan Fuchs

April 29, 2020
Jonathan Fuchs is the Director of PTBi’s Collective Impact Initiatives and Policy Core and is the Associate Director of the PTBi’s Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. 

Results Available: COVID-19 Hospital Restrictions Survey

April 29, 2020

Pregnancy Income Supplementation Program Launches to Improve Black and PI Births

April 29, 2020
PTBi's Collective Impact program partner, Expecting Justice, has launched the first experiment of unconditional income supplementation during pregnancy in the US. Named the Abundant Birth Project, the program targets 100 low-income Black and Pacific Islander pregnant women in San Francisco.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Providers and Pregnant People

April 28, 2020
Our partners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health have put together important evidence-based guidance for both providers and pregnant people to considering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines also reference PTBi's Voices for Birth Justice's COVID Resource Page. Learn more about...

#Dontrush Mother's Day Preemie Awareness Video Challenge - Join us by May 4

April 28, 2020
Photo Source: screen capture from Our Little Preemie's #DontRushChallenge.

Black women aren't being listened to during birth - this PTBi researcher is hoping to change that

April 14, 2020
This article is based on an interview with Patience Afulani. Dr. Afulani is the Principal Investigator of PTBi's Patient-Centered Maternity Care study. Learn more here.​

Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 Introduced

March 30, 2020
Photo Credit: Kamala Harris (Courtesy photo)

PTBi Research Continues During COVID-19

March 30, 2020
Our flagship research studies have been working hard to ensure the health and safety of our teams and research participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, our research leads share an update from their studies and how they are adapting within these uncertain times. The situation with COVID-19...