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Get to Know Selina Lao Mason, Program Manager!

December 20, 2021
Selina Lao Mason is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and a first-generation San Franciscan. She did her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley where she double-majored in molecular cell biology and rhetoric.  

Let’s Talk About Preterm Birth: Honoring Our Stories, Our Families, and Our Support Systems

December 16, 2021
World Prematurity Day is observed every November 17th to honor the families who have given birth to preemies, the preemies who are thriving around the world today.

Financial Security Impact on Preterm Birth: A Report From the Benioff Community Innovators

November 29, 2021
What are the perinatal experiences like for BIPOC folks living the Oakland, CA? The Benioff Community Innovators recently completed a quantitative and qualitative study that found that these experiences were painted by racism. This month, the innovators celebrated year one of their research project...

Momnibus Update: What’s the Hold Up with Medi-Cal Reimbursement of Doula Services?

November 29, 2021
An effort years in the making, Medi-Cal reimbursement of doulas was finally passed in October, with an original launch date of January 1, 2022. But that date has been pushed back 7 months. So what's holding up implementation?

Centering Queer and Trans Birth: Recap of Our October Collaboratory

November 29, 2021
For PTBi’s October Collaboratory, keynote speaker Kayden Coleman led a cultural competency training for providers who care for queer and trans birthing people.

Meet Jaontra “JJ” Henderson, Project Analyst!

October 12, 2021
Pictured: JJ with Cassian, son of PTBi designer, Loren Newman.

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs the California “Momnibus” Act

October 06, 2021
Pictured: Governor Gavin Newsom and bill sponsors signing the "Momnibus Act" on October 4, 2022. Source.

Meet Our New CAB Members

October 04, 2021
We are proud to introduce the powerful advocates who will be joining our CAB.

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