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Hackers for Birth Justice: Recap of Our First Hackathon

July 05, 2022
                Announcement: We're hosting our second Hackers for Birth Justice hackathon on June 1 and 2, 2023! All are welcome to participate. Learn more and join the 2nd annual hackathon

Black Fertility Matters: Stories, Myths, and Resources from Provider and Community Champions

June 29, 2022
Black families are almost never depicted on billboards or in informational brochures on infertility. Yet Black women are 1.5-2 times more likely to experience infertility than all other women. The myth of Black women’s hyperfertility, a product of Black enslavement, continues to be perpetuated in...

Abortion Resources Following The Dobbs Ruling

June 27, 2022
All people should have full access to all healthcare options—including abortion. Listed below are resources for those whose options are restricted and uplift organizations that are working to protect reproductive rights and access.

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...

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