Healthcare as Sanctuary: ICE, Birthing People, and Justice for Immigrants

September 28, 2020
US immigrant communities are experiencing worsening perinatal health outcomes and widening health disparities at the hands of certain federal policies. For our September Collaboratory, we collaborated with UCSF midwifery students to understand the impact of current immigration practices on pregnant...

Mayor London Breed Announces Basic Income Supplement Program for Black and Pacific Islander Pregnant People

September 14, 2020
The below press release is from the office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed. See the original press release here.

Prioritizing Joy

By Alexis Cobbins, MSW Executive Director, PTBi on August 31, 2020
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PTBi Welcomes New Babies!

August 28, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome three new babies to our PTBi family and two more on the way! Please consider supporting these powerful advocates and their work by donating to their fundraisers. Brandi Gates-Burgess

Infant Feeding During COVID: Strategic Planning for Pregnancy, Postpartum and Beyond

August 27, 2020
Photo source: Aresha Auzenne​ via Brandi Gates-Burgess Nationally, Black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation in comparison to any other racial/ethnic groups. Black babies are dying at twice the rate of White babies and according to the CDC, increasing breastfeeding among...

PTBi's New Associate Director, Solaire Spellen

August 27, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome Solaire Spellen to the PTBi team on September 1st as our new Associate Director.

A Fond Farewell: Postnatal Director, Linda Franck, Transitions

August 26, 2020
Dear Community, It has been a privilege to serve the mission of PTBi-CA over the last five years, first as core faculty during the planning year, then as Co-Principal Investigator, and finally as Postnatal Research Director. While I will miss my PTBi-CA family, I am pleased to announce that I will...

PTBi Fellow Alum Wins BIRCWH Award!

August 03, 2020
We are thrilled to share that Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow Alum and PTBi researcher, Deborah Karasek, was selected to be a coveted K12 Scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research in Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program.

Paid Community Scientist Career Development Program Launches in Oakland

July 30, 2020
Pictured above - The inaugural Benioff Community Innovators (L-R) Elonda McCall, Sabra Bell, Haydee Orellana, Brianne Taylor, Karent Novelo, Randi Tanksley, and Cecilia Shephard

Doula Hotline is Launching for Black Birthing People

July 30, 2020
The following article is an excerpt from the Frontline Doula press release.