In 2017, San Francisco implemented the first fully paid leave law in the US. The law requires that most private sector employers in the city make up the difference from what California’s partially funded leave program offers, so workers have 100% wage replacement for 6 weeks after the birth of a child. New research using birth certificates and hospital records investigated whether the paid leave ordinance was associated with improved birth outcomes.
New research from the Abortion Care Training Incubator for Outstanding Nurse Scholars (ACTIONS) program at the University of California, San Francisco, and Commonsense Childbirth found that the high cost of midwifery education and related costs like loss of income while enrolled in school were major barriers for people of color wanting to enter midwifery education.
Researchers from ANSIRH conducted in-depth interviews with hospital-based healthcare providers to understand factors that contribute to their decision making related to reporting people’s substance use to government health authorities, police or CPS.
New research analyzing data on pregnant people with syphilis and their infants in California found that receiving late or no prenatal care, early stage of syphilis, and living in Central California were linked to congenital syphilis.