Sandra Flores Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative

When: Thursday, Aug 31, 2017, 12:15PM - 1:30PM

5080 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711

Fresno County has one of California’s highest rates of babies born prematurely: approximately 1 out of every 9 babies. To address this challenge, leaders in Fresno have come together to build a cross-sector, collaborative effort.

About Sandra Flores

Sandra Flores was appointed the first program director of the Fresno County Preterm Birth Collective Impact Initiative, a collaborative effort to reduce the number of babies born prematurely in Fresno County. The Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative is part of the larger $100-million, 10-year Preterm Birth Initiative, led by the University of California, San Francisco, and funded by Lynne and Marc Benioff and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Fresno County is one of six sites selected for the Preterm Birth Initiative, and the only site implementing the collective impact model.

Sandra was the Senior Program Officer for the Central Valley Community Foundation (formerly Fresno Regional Foundation) and was with the Foundation from 2007 - 2016. As part of her role at the Foundation, she oversaw the competitive grant making program which included Arts & Culture, Youth, Human Services, and Environment. Sandra also led the Teen Pregnancy Prevention and High Impact grant making initiatives on behalf of the Foundation. A native of Fresno, Sandra attended Fresno City College and received her bachelor’s degree in history from Oklahoma City University.

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