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COVID-19 Community Organizing in Fresno and the Bay Area

June 08, 2020
To address the inequities that COVID-19 has further revealed in Black and Brown communities, organizations and community movements are rapidly adapting their work and finding creative solutions to meet the needs of their neighbors.

Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd: Questioning Humanity and Coping with Brutality

By Alexis Cobbins, PTBi Interim Program Director on May 29, 2020
Credit: Facebook Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. Many of us know their names well. And if you don’t, please take the time to look them up, study the facts and hold them in your memory. Now think about what you would say to your children if they asked what happened to Breonna,...

mFICare's Creative Solutions to Support NICU Parents During COVID Featured in Local TV News

May 28, 2020
"While social distancing has become the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic, for families in one of the Bay Area's premiere infant care units, it's become critical. The staff at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is going to extraordinary lengths to keep parents and their infants connected,...

California Doula Push Shifts Focus Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

May 27, 2020
The following press release was published on April 30th, 2020 by the National Health Law Program (NHelp). See the original press release here. The artwork is by Megan Smith from the Repeal Hyde Art Project and designed for NHeLP.

Family Integrated Care for Preterm Infants

May 20, 2020
Findings from Family Integrated Care for Preterm Infants are described by the author and PTBi researcher, Linda Franck. Additional authors include Chandra Waddington and Karel O'Brien. Please describe your article.

Motherhood in a Pandemic: A Note from PTBi's Program Director

May 07, 2020
Dear Community, I love my kids and I’m normally an easygoing parent, but sheltering in place as a single mom has tested my patience with my kids too many times to admit. From the piled-up dishes, the conflicting homeschooling schedules, constant work interruptions, clogged sinks, and broken...

COVID’s Devastation of Black Communities: New Resolution Introduced to Intentionally Address the Black Experience

April 30, 2020
PTBi is proud to share that Shanell Williams, PTBi’s Community Engagement Director, successfully introduced a resolution to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (SF DCCC), the city’s governing body of the local Democratic Party, where she sits as an elected official for Assembly...

COVID temporary housing for San Francisco's vulnerable populations - insights from PTBi's Jonathan Fuchs

April 29, 2020
Jonathan Fuchs is the Director of PTBi’s Collective Impact Initiatives and Policy Core and is the Associate Director of the PTBi’s Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. 

Results Available: COVID-19 Hospital Restrictions Survey

April 29, 2020
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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.

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