Shrimali, B., Luginbuhl, J., Malin, C., Fournoy, R., & Siegel, R. (2014). The building blocks collaborative: Advancing a life couse approach to health equity through multi-sector collaboration. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(2), 373-379.

Year: 2014


This article describes the “Building Blocks Collaborative (BBC)” launched by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) in California. The program focuses on young children in low income communities and was developed to improve health equity by improving community conditions that affect health and focusing on certain developmental periods in a child’s life. The authors explains how ACPHD is working to institutionalize BBC projects into its existing infrastructure, thereby ensuring their sustainability.

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