The Central Valley Health Policy Institute is conducting a study, SOLARS, to learn more about the prevalence of preterm birth in Latina/Hispanic mothers. In partnership with the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative, the study will look at the impact of stress, anxiety and racism – as well as resilience and coping – on preterm birth among pregnant Latina/Hispanic women who live or work in Fresno County and are 22 weeks or less into their pregnancy. In Fresno County, Latina/Hispanic women have a 10.1 percent rate of preterm birth, which is larger than the state average of 8.5 percent. Researchers are seeking 100 local women to take part in the survey, which will also include up to $200 in cash incentive. Surveys can be completed online or in person. INFO: Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner at 559.228.2162 or or