Each month the Preterm Birth Initiative hosts a discussion series to bring together a wide range of investigators and community members to hear about a specific topic in preterm birth from several perspectives and engage in a lively discussion on developing innovative approaches to preventing preterm delivery and improving outcomes for babies born too soon.
Last year, PTBi's July 2018 Collaboratory was led by team member, Dr. Brittany Chambers, where she talked with Black women across the reproductive lifespan to define and reconceptualize structural racism. From these conversations, nine domains emerged: negative societal views, housing, medical care, law enforcement, hidden resources, employment, education, community infrastructure, and policing Black families. For the September Collaboratory, which will highlight the second phase of this work, Dr. Chambers will be presenting policy recommendations from Black women in Fresno and Oakland based on these nine domains to address structural racism to improve the health of Black women, children, and families.
Thursday, September 26 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
West Fresno Resource Center 1802 E California Ave, Fresno, CA 93706