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A Site for Residents of the Zone

Who We Are

IMG_0158 We’re part of the national Best Babies Zone (BBZ) Initiative – we help local businesses, community organizations, and neighbors to work as partners to make sure their community is healthy and babies thrive. We know that neighborhood problems can lead to health problems, so we lift up local ideas to address the everyday neighborhood issues. BBZ takes place in three cities across the country, including Oakland.

Together, with you all, we’re building a healthy and vibrant neighborhood. Don’t let the name fool you – Best Babies Zone Oakland (BBZ OAK) is about more than babies! We know that good health begins where people live, grow, work, and play. Our hope is that all babies in Castlemont (MacArthur to Olive/Birch, and 82nd to 94th) are born healthy and into a community that helps them to grow strong minds and bodies. We are committed to supporting a strong and healthy neighborhood, building on community strengths to address local challenges.