Start A BBZ

Request For Applications

Deadline has been extended to October 9, 2017

The Best Babies Zone Technical Assistance Center at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health is seeking applications for three new sites to become Cohort 3 Best Babies Zones. Selected applicants will serve as backbone organizations to promote place-based, community-driven, multi-sector strategies to address the social, structural, and economic determinants of inequities in birth outcomes and promote health equity.

Click here to download the RFA

Click here to download Appendix A and B Tables

Webinar: On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Cheri Pies MSW, DrPH and Emily Warming MPH, MSW hosted an informational webinar about the Life Course Theory approach to addressing infant mortality disparities in communities across the country. Dr. Cheri Pies discussed what it means to start a BBZ as part of our Cohort 3 sites and Emily Warming reviewed the application materials. Questions were answered throughout the webinar. For additional information, please contact us at

Click here to view the Informational Webinar

Click here to Download the Webinar Presentation Slides

Click here for the BBZ Q&A Document

For additional information, please contact us at: