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Story Maps for Change:
Telling Your Story Through Visual Data

Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Oakland Public Library - Main Branch
125 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612
(BART accessible)

*Scroll down for more resources on story mapping and data visualization

Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

Do you know someone interested in a postdoctoral position developing cutting edge research on preterm birth? Our Postdoctoral Transdisciplinary Research Fellows have the opportunity to strengthen their communications, collaboration and capacity building within the maternal and newborn health field, during a two-year, non-accredited fellowship focusing on prematurity. 

Applications due October 1, 2019

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News and Updates

Pregnant women of color experience disempowerment by health care providers
UCSF Hiring previous NICU Parents to Support Other NICU Parents
Celebrating NICU Parent Mentors
Public Hearing on Food Insecurity for SF Low-Income Pregnant Women

Funding Opportunities

  • Westly Prize for Young Social Innovators
    | Deadline: Oct 15, 2019 | 
    The Westly Foundation serves to elevate the impact of young social innovators in or from California who are meaningfully solving challenges in the community or world around them. Prizes up to $40K will be provided to winners in recognition of their achievements in a diverse range of areas from criminal justice reform and the arts to transportation and tech for good.

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  • Transdisciplinary Discussion Series Fund
    | Deadline: Rolling |
    Each month, UCSF PTBi brings together a wide range of investigators, public health officers, providers, trainees, and community members to have a lively, multi-faceted discussion about a specific topic related to preterm birth. The Transdisciplinary Discussion Series Fund provides $1,200 and full staff support to support the development of the event around a topic touching premature birth of their choice.  

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  • Fundraiser: SisterWeb's Izilda Araujo Wright Community Doula Wellness Fund
    In honor of SisterWeb's beloved community member, Izilda Araujo Wright, they have launched a fund in her name. The "Izilda Araujo Wright Community Doula Wellness Fund" will be made available to SisterWeb doulas and doula mentors to be used in moments of need for mental health services and other related wellness expenses.

    SisterWeb acknowledges the immense emotional, physical and spiritual toll that community doula work can take on birth workers and the need for accessible and stigma-free solutions for getting support quickly. SW leadership is working with several mental health providers and community members to design the implementation protocols for how this fund will be used.  


Upcoming Events

  • #BlackWomenKnow: Black Women's Recommendations to Address Structural Racism
    | Thu, Sep 26, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 1350 E. Annadale Avenue - Fresno, CA 93706 | 
    For PTBi's September Collaboratory, PTBi researcher, Dr. Chambers, will be presenting policy recommendations from Black women in Fresno and Oakland based on nine domains to address structural racism to improve the health of Black women, children, and families.

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  • Voices for Birth Justice: A Night of Spoken Word and Storytelling
    | Fri, Nov 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Red Bay Coffee, Oakland | 
    Join the UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative for a night of spoken word, food and community to celebrate the launch of Voices for Birth Justice public awareness campaign and recognize World Prematurity Day. Follow @Voices4BirthJustice on Instagram!

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  • March of Dimes California Birth Equity Summit
    | Mon, Nov 18, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Center at Cathedral Plaza, LA | 
    Join colleagues & community partners for a day of learning, collaboration & action to achieve birth equity for families. Guest speakers include Arthur R. James and Zea Malawa.

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Resources on Data Visualization

The Ultimate Guide to Data Visualization: Charts, Graphs, and Everything in Between

TapClicks /
November 2018 / 

ArcGIC Story Maps Gallary

Sept 2019 / 

12 maps that tell the extraordinary story of 2018

Fast Company /
Dec 2018 / 

Recent Publications

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