Best Babies Zone
What is Fresno GROWS Best Babies Zone?
Fresno Grows Best Babies Zone (BBZ) is a community-driven initiative to achieve transformative solutions that will lower infant mortality in the Black community. We define transformative solutions as those that sustainably improve the socioeconomic, environmental and health conditions for Black residents in West Fresno.
We are your information hub for improving maternal and child health and creating a vibrant healthy community for all ages in Fresno.
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At the core, we seek to implement an anti-racism agenda that has the potential to achieve community transformation and improve birth outcome.
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Research points to racism as a root cause of African American children being born too soon or not reaching their first birthdays. This Initiative aims to address both upstream and downstream factors including economic opportunities, access to healthy foods and environments and the delivery of culturally responsive health care and support of African American women and families across the reproductive life courses.
West Fresno has successfully competed to become one of only a handful of communities around the country to be named a Best Babies Zone (BBZ). We see the zone as a vital platform for change to improve Birth Outcomes For the African American Community to galvanize our community in new and exciting ways in order to support optimal Health and well being.
We see the Zone as a vital platform for change to improve birth outcomes for the African American community, and the infrastructure proposed is poised to galvanize our community in new and exciting ways to support its optimal health and wellbeing.
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The Hub’s activities will be organized around these four key principles
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