Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative Celebrates Five Years of Success, Transitions Collective Impact Operations to Community Partners

August 12, 2019
After five years of building strong community coalitions to address the preterm birth epidemic, the Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative (Fresno PTBI) has evolved its collective impact operations to a virtual model, whereby its activities will be managed by a network of Fresno community-based...

Dual Burden Birth: Tanisha's story

August 06, 2019
Tanisha with her son, who was born prematurely. Photo credit: Tanisha Fuller When Tanisha Fuller, then 26, woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain between her shoulder blades, she thought it was just gas. Being six months pregnant with her third child, she was hoping the pain was...

1 in 270 Births Have “Dual Burden” of Prematurity and Severe Maternal Complications

By Rachel Harrison at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing on July 16, 2019
Study of 3 Million California Births Emphasizes Need for Proactive, Coordinated Care for Families Simultaneously Impacted by Preterm Birth and Maternal Morbidity

A Father's Power: Supporting Fathers during Pregnancy and Premature Birth

July 12, 2019
We don’t see the dads, or partners, as an asset and that is very Fresno. We look at the problems and don’t see the strengths we have. We can change that. Bob Nelson, Superintendent Fresno Unified School District

PTBi Members Testify in Sacramento for SB 464

July 12, 2019
Update: On October 7, 2019 California Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed SB 464 into law!

Expecting Justice's Racial Equity 101 Toolkit Now Available

July 11, 2019
We are excited to share that our San Francisco Collective Impact program, Expecting Justice, has created the Racial Equity 101 Toolkit, A Series of Tools to Advance Racial Equity in the Workplace. The toolkit includes anti-racist leadership self-assessments, guides to initiating conversations about...

Welcoming 2019-2021 Postdoctoral Fellows

July 11, 2019
Photo: Preterm Birth Initiative 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

After 30 years, WIC vouchers finally covered fresh produce. New PTBi research shows improvements in maternal and infant health

June 24, 2019
Rita Hamad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, and Policy Lead for the California Preterm Birth Initiative.

Juneteenth with SOLARS' Brianne Taylor

By Brianne Taylor on June 19, 2019
Brianne Taylor is SOLARS' Program Manager and a graduate of PTBi's Benioff Community Innovators.

Meet Our Strategic Advisory Board

June 17, 2019
We are proud to have a cohort of inspiring and influential thought leaders to support our mission of reducing preterm birth rates and improving outcomes for babies born too soon.