May 1, 2017 Collaboratory

Housing and Preterm Birth: Community-Academic Partnership for Research in Action

Community-academic partnerships are fundamental to the pursuit of research done differently. The UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) is proud to partner with the San Francisco State Health Equity Institute and four leading community-based organizations to engage and build the knowledge of our inaugural cohort of Benioff Community Innovators-- 10 women from San Francisco who are teamed up with SF State MPH students to explore programmatic and policy solutions that focus on the link between poor housing conditions and preterm birth.

The students and innovators are using creative and traditional research methods to raise the voices of women and gather perspectives from service providers, agency staff and policy makers. Their largely qualitative research will promote healthy birth outcomes for women in San Francisco. 


The May 2017 Collaboratory showcased this community based participatory research partnership and opportunities to participate in this work.


May 2017 Collaboratory 

This event was hosted by the California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) in partnership with SFSU Health Equity Institute, San Francisco Black Infant Health, the Homeless Prenatal Program, Urban Services YMCA, and the Women's Community Clinic. Watch the full video below:


The PTBi Collaboratory is a forum jointly sponsored by PTBi California and PTBi East Africa to facilitate open interchange of ideas and information to collectively develop solutions that will decrease the global burden of prematurity. We aim to foster transdisciplinary collaboration among unlikely partners. Each Collaboratory will feature a unique group of speakers who will lead interactive discussions to describe current knowledge, identify gaps and generate new solutions among collaborators and communities across California and East Africa.  

Collaboratories are a Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit-granting event. UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. International or remote attendees should verify with their home institution whether or not this CME credit is accepted.