Every child deserves an equally healthy start in life


We've Moved!

As of November 2023, the POD Center's administrative home has moved to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. This occurred when POD Center Co-Director Dr. Leigh Ann Simmons started a new position on November 1, 2023 as a tenured professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. 

While the POD Center has transitioned, we continue our mission statement's commitment to:

POD Center Pilot Project Program - Awards Announced!

The POD Center Pilot Project Program (PPP) was established with support from the Office of Research to advance research that contributes to preventing health disparities early in life. Through this program the POD Center provides financial support for new or ongoing projects that aim to understand the multifactorial perinatal influences on health trajectories and disparities across the lifespan and/or to reduce the perinatal origins of disparities through innovative interventions. 

BIRTHING JUSTICE Documentary Screening & Town Hall

Please join us for this free screening of BIRTHING JUSTICE and learn how practitioners are improving the outcomes for pregnant Black women, one birth at a time. The screening will be followed by a panel of local experts on improving perinatal health outcomes for Black women.

A light dinner and refreshments will be served.

Register here.