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Women's Heart Health Awareness Month and Its Impact on PTBi Team Members

February 04, 2021
Daphina Melbourne, PTBi's Community Engagement Specialist, shares her experience losing a friend to peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) in honor of Women's Heart Health Awareness Month. 

Black Preterm Babies Born Between 32-36 Weeks are 60% More Likely to Die Following Discharge

January 30, 2021
Findings from Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes through One Year of Life in Infants Born Prematurely: A Population-Based Study in California are described by lead author Kayla L. Karvonen. Additional authors include Kayla L. Karvonen, Rebecca J. Baer, Elizabeth E. Rogers, Martina A. Steurer...

Black History Month Campaign Shines a Light on Bay Area Revolutionaries

January 29, 2021
Black people have long fought for the freedom and liberation to live, birth, parent and love with self-determination and wellness.

FREE 2021 Voices for Birth Justice Calendar

January 22, 2021
In many ways, 2021 represents the opportunity to turn a new chapter on a very challenging year.  To honor the resilience of so many communities who have come together to provide resources, support, and hope to each other, our public awareness campaign, Voices for Birth Justice, would like to take a...

States with Left-Leaning Policies Have Better Birth Outcomes

January 08, 2021
Findings from Association of US state policy orientation with adverse birth outcomes: a longitudinal analysis are described by lead author Alicia R Riley. Additional authors include Jacob M Grumbach and PTBi researchers, Daniel Collin, Jacqueline M Torres, and Rita Hamad.

Support the Small Businesses of our Community Partners This Holiday Season

December 16, 2020
This holiday season we encourage you to support the small businesses of our community-based partners. They are an integral part of our initiative and continually guide our work in so many ways. Please help us give back and show thanks for everything they do for PTBi and their own communities. 

PTBi Study Explores if Group Prenatal Care Impact Fresno's Infant Mortality Epidemic in Webinar

December 15, 2020
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COVID-19, Pregnancy and Premature Birth

December 15, 2020
For our November Collaboratory Webinar, we discussed what we know, what we don’t, and what we still need to answer about COVID-19 and pregnancy, especially as it relates to preterm birth.

Meet our New Community Advisory Board Cohort!

December 11, 2020
We are thrilled to introduce the second Community Advisory Board cohort (CAB)! PTBi's Community Advisory Board plays a critical role in keeping the initiative and our research accountable to the communities that we serve. The CAB also supports the authentic partnership with Black and Brown...

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