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PTBi-CA and Bixby Present Legislative Briefing in Sacramento

December 18, 2018
On December 10th, California Preterm Birth Initiative joined UCSF's Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health to present a legislative briefing to the legislative staff in Sacramento. The goal of the briefing was to build relationships with staff to provide expertise on reproductive issues in...

How the Midterm Election Results Impacts our Reproductive Health and Rights

December 17, 2018
The centerpiece of our December Collaboratory was the November 2018 midterm elections and how they are influencing reproductive health and rights both federally, and throughout California. Moderated by Claire Brindis, Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, the discussion...

PTBi-CA Welcomes New Community Advisory Board Members at Orientation

December 17, 2018
We are thrilled to present the new cohort of our Community Advisory Board! Joining many of our returning members from Fresno, Oakland, and San Francisco are eight community leaders who are dedicated to advocating for Black and Brown parents who face reproductive injustices every day.

PTBi-CA Contributes to Major Global Report Urging Specialized Treatment for Premature Infants

December 12, 2018
Global coalition calls for better care and stronger legislation to save babies on the brink of death

Routes to Success for Medicaid Coverage of Doula Care: An Issue Brief

December 11, 2018
The Issue Racism and racial bias in health care have helped contribute to what is now coming to be understood as a national crisis of maternal deaths for women of color, in particular, Black and Indigenous/American Indian women. The statistics are shocking: Black women are three to four times as...

We Helped to Create New Technology to Monitor Premies' Temperature

December 10, 2018
We are proud to have partnered with bioengineers at UCSF and Texas Instruments to develop an adhesive embedded flexible wireless temperature sensor for remotely and accurately monitoring temperature (and potentially other vital signs) in NICU babies. Our Co-Principal Investigator, Linda Franck, and...

Celebrating the Making of Birth Justice Warriors in Honor of World Prematurity Day

December 06, 2018
On November 30th, we honored World Prematurity Day by sharing the development of a new campaign, Birth Justice Warriors, which celebrates the lives of people working to better the birth experiences of Black and brown families in our communities. Located at Impact Hub Oakland, the Birth Justice...

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November 27, 2018

Family Participation in the Care of the Inpatient Newborn: A Technical Brief

November 20, 2018
On World Prematurity Day, November 17th, Every Preemie—SCALE joined the global community in highlighting the importance of “Working together: partnering with families in the care of small and sick newborns”, contributed to by PTBi-CA Co-Principal Investigator, Linda Franck.

Improving Parent's Involvement in the NICU: mFICare has Launched!

November 20, 2018
The importance of a parent’s involvement in their premature infant’s care while in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cannot be overstated. Parental participation has clearly been shown to improve health outcomes for premature babies in the NICU. However, the days, weeks or even months a parent...

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