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Healing, Resistance and Solidarity:
The Power of Black Healthcare Practitioners, Policy Development and Health Justice Collaboration

Part 2 of a 3-part Series called Kente Collaboratories on the past, present and future of Blackness in American medicine and healthcare


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

UCSF Mission Hall
550 16th St., San Francisco, CA

*Scroll down for more resources on the importance of Black practitioners

Funding Opportunities

  • RAP Grants
    | Up to $150,000 over two years | Deadline: March 2nd |
    We are seeking innovative research proposals focusing on reducing preterm birth rates, addressing racial disparities, and/or improving birth outcomes for preterm babies. We are especially interested in topics prioritized by our communities in San Francisco, Oakland, and Fresno. 
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  • Transdisciplinary Discussion Series Fund
    | $1,200 funding and full staff support | 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, called Collaboratories, 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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News and Updates

Rooted in Enslavement - February Collaboratory
Celebrating Black and Brown Parents at Oakland's Black Joy Parade
Vote for PTBi in STAT News Competition!
Fathers of Color in NICUs Need Centered Communications
Skin to Skin Contact for Just 1 Hour Evidence Significant Decrease in NICU Infant Stress
New Bill Introduces Medi-Cal Covered Doula Care in CA
How girls and women can help lead the effort to leverage artificial intelligence to combat preterm birth
Leadership Transitions at PTBi - Program Director
Community Advisory Board Retreat Focuses on Self-Care

Upcoming Events

  • Black Homecoming 
    | Feb 28, 6:00pm - 9:00pm | 4800 3rd St, San Francisco | 
    Expecting Justice and PTBi will host a space for Black artists and performers to celebrate the history of Blackness, Black excellence, and Black contributions to San Francisco. The features include spoken word, poetry, drumline, dance, singers, DJs, music and art in every form who have their roots in San Francisco..
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  • San Francisco Reproductive Justice Summit
    | April 24 - 25 | 1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco | 
    Join us at a summit to combat racism, specifically anti-black racism, and create an anti-racist culture in reproductive health care services for all people in San Francisco with true health equity.

    Learn More

Resources on the Importance of Black Practitioners

The Black Midwives Movement

MedPage Today

Doulas are key to curbing maternal mortality — but they’re drastically underpaid

Recent Publications

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