Join the Preterm Birth Initiative to shine the light on health equity. We'll meet on the steps of San Francisco’s majestic City Hall, which will be lit up purple in honor of World Prematurity Day, and hear from mothers of preterm babies, and city representatives.
Being born prematurely is the leading cause of death for children under 5, worldwide. Rates of preterm birth are on the rise in the US, particularly for women of color.
Racial disparities in preterm birth rates are direct manifestation of racial inequity and injustice in our society. Early birth is ahealth equity issue tied to systems of care and reproductive justice:
Friday, November 17 to 7:30am
Polk Street Steps, SF City Hall 1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place