Communication, collaboration and capacity building | C3
While much of the work of PTBi is specific to California or East Africa, we work together to share what we are learning, partner where possible, and build capacity globally. These efforts comprise our C3 program, which is jointly funded by Lynne and Marc Benioff and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and include:
This flagship program contributes to training the next generation of leaders in prematurity research, programming, policy, and advocacy. Our inaugural cohort of six fellows started in July 2015 and brings together discovery and implementation interests that span psychosocial risk factors during pregnancy, quality of care from the provider and patient perspectives, and neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants. We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 cohort. Applications are due August 15, 2016.
This forum for open interchange of ideas and information aims to collectively develop solutions that will decrease the global burden of prematurity. We foster transdisciplinary collaboration among unlikely partners.