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Welcome to our new team members!

May 28, 2021
We are so honored to welcome three new team members to support the community engagement efforts of Expecting Justice and First 5

PTBi researchers and team members win prestigious awards

May 28, 2021
Congratulations to PTBi Associate Director Solaire Spellen and PTBi Post Doctoral Fellow Elze Rackaityte!

BLACK fathers share what they need to be more involved in prenatal programs in this new report

May 24, 2021
We are thrilled to share a preliminary report from a recent PTBi-funded RAP project headed by Shantay Davies-Balch titled Evaluation of an adapted fatherhood curriculum to strengthen paternal involvement during pregnancy among Black men in Fresno, CA.

Pacific Islander & Pregnant: How Inclusion Led To Erasure

May 20, 2021
Watch the full event in English Watch the full event in Samoan

Black women and birthing people need to be listened to during their prenatal care: this tool can help

May 05, 2021
Findings from the Development of the Person-Centered Prenatal Care scale for People of Color are described by lead author Patience A. Afulani​. Additional authors include Molly R.

Watch Birthing People Behind Bars: Exposing Forced Sterilizations in State Prisons

May 04, 2021
Watch the panel discussion *Please note the documentary is no longer available through our platform. Watch the trailer here

The Momnibus Bill and Black Maternal Health Week

May 03, 2021
Momnibus Bill in California is Moving Forward

SisterWeb Launches Fundraising Campaign

May 03, 2021
Pictured: SisterWeb founder, Marna Armstead In April 2021, the PTBi supported SisterWeb Doula Collective launched their Support the Circle of Strength fundraising campaign with the goal of raising on million dollars to serve 

White House Finally Proclaims Black Maternal Health Week

May 03, 2021
On April 13th, 2021, President Biden signed a first-ever proclamation marking Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17). It calls for all Americans to recognize the maternal health crisis and the importance of reducing our unacceptably high rates of Black maternal mortality and morbidity.

Our thoughts on recent events - Chauvin Verdict, Ma'Khia Bryant, Daunte Wright

April 23, 2021
Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of fatal violence. Pictured: Paula Bryant, Ma'Khia Bryant's mother, speaks to media alongside other members of the Bryant family and their attorney, Michelle Martin, during a news conference in front of City Hall in Columbus, Ohio, April 28, 2021...

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