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...

Calling Home Displaced Black San Francisco Residents

March 30, 2020
What if all displaced Black San Francisco residents were called home to honor their community's history and progress? This was the central theme for #BlacktoSF, a Black History event co-hosted by PTBi, and Expecting Justice which took place Radio Africa Kitchen in the Bayview.

Black Maternal Health Week 2020

March 26, 2020
From April 11-17, join Black birth advocates across the nation as we commemorate the third annual Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW). Created and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, BMHW serves to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and...

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.

California's Paid Family Leave Found to Improve Parent Health and Decrease Paternal Alcohol Use

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....