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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 4 (4 total).

Best Babies Zone (BBZ)

Annotation: The Best Babies Zone (BBZ) Initiative is a multi-sector approach to reducing infant mortality and racial disparities in birth outcomes and improving birth and health outcomes by mobilizing communities to address the social determinants that affect health. The uniqueness of this national initiative lies in the fact that not only is the approach zonal, but it is comprehensive – addressing four critical sectors – economics, education, health, and community – in order to strengthen environments that support better and healthier outcomes. BBZ is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is being implemented in three cities – Cincinnati, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Oakland, California.

Keywords: Barriers, Cities, Communities, Community action, Environmental influences, Infant mortality, National initiatives, Public private partnerships, Racial factors, Risk factors, Socioeconomic factors

Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR)

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Annotation: The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution founded in 1970, contributes to the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to: improve the socioeconomic status of black Americans and other minorities; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.

Keywords: Minority health, Blacks, Public policies, Socioeconomic factors

University of California, San Francisco, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

Annotation: The UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health was formed in 1999 to address the health, social, and economic consequences of sex and reproduction through research and training in contraception, family planning, and STIs. The Bixby Center strives to develop preventive solutions to the most pressing domestic and international reproductive health problems. Activities include advancing new reproductive health technologies to provide additional choices in contraception, abortion, maternal health and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention for diverse populations; understanding factors contributing to adolescent pregnancy and STIs and develop innovative programs to improve adolescent reproductive health; developing and evaluating new technologies to decrease maternal mortality associated with pregnancy and childbirth in low-resource settings; conducting evaluations and policy analysis of innovative domestic and international programs to improve access to reproductive health care for both women and men; training practitioners, researchers and future leaders in the U.S. and internationally in provision of reproductive health care; and providing information, technical assistance and consultation to clinicians, researchers, policy makers and the public on reproductive health issues.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Contraception, Contraceptive use, Family planning, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Pregnancy, Pregnancy outcomes, Reproductive health, Reproductive rights, Research, Socioeconomic factors, Women


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.