Long Beach-Wilmington Best Babies Collaborative

Mission: To Improve birth outcomes for perinatal families in the target zip codes of 90802, 90805, 90806, 90813, and 90744 by identifying gaps, coordinating services, and eliminating barriers and enhancing the capacity of the community to work together.

All pregnancies will lead to a healthy birth outcome through improved community awareness and utilization of perinatal support resources.

Collaborative Values:

  • Communication
  • Inspiring others to become involved
  • Commitment to continuity of services
  • Commitment to the collaborative process/consistency of involvement

The Long Beach - Wilmington Best Babies Collaborative efforts will be aimed at:

  • Informing the community of the existence and mission of the collaborative
  • Recruitment of agencies and programs to participate in the collaborative, in order to improve coordinated service delivery
  • Addressing the disconnect as well as the gaps, by providing a system for coordination
  • Individual Centralized Case Management with Public Health Nurse


          • Centralized Case Management
          • Health Education & Messaging
          • Interconception Care
          • Diabetes Management & Classes
          • Community & Program Referrals
          • Social Support
          • Community Outreach

Lead Agency:
City of Long Beach
Department of Health & Human Services

2525 Grand Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90815

Ph: (562) 570-4272 Fax: (562) 570-4099

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was established in 1906 to address public health and human service needs in the City of Long Beach. These services focus on the promotion of wellness and the prevention of communicable disease.

Long Beach - Wilmington BBC Partners

Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
2525 Grand Avenue Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 570-4060

Pam Shaw
Nursing Services Officer

Terri Nikoletich
Project Coordinator

Dez Campos
BBC Administrative Support

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center-Sweet Success Program
2801 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 595-7930

The mission of the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) is health education, health promotion and disease prevention directed towards improving outcomes for women who have pre-existing or gestational diabetes.

Cathy Fagen, MA, RD Coordinator
Perinatal Outreach Education Programs

Nancy McKee
Medical Social Worker

Martha Gonzalez
Marketing Manager

St. Mary Medical Center - Families in Good Health
411 E. 10th Street, Suite 207 Long Beach, CA 90813

FIGH provides a variety of health and social service programs designed to serve the Southeast Asian community and Latino community in Long Beach.

Lillian Lew, Director

Wilmington Community Clinic
1009 N. Avalon Blvd. Wilmington, CA 90744 (310) 549-5760

WCC is a private non-profit family practice community clinic offering quality and affordable medical services for those who might otherwise go without health care.
Vanilla Brooks Nurse Practitioner

Delores Clay
Clinic Administrator
The Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families
2801 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 933-0430

TCC is a non-profit community clinic that provides comprehensive medical health care services, health education and health promotion to families of the greater Long Beach area.
Elisa Nicholas, MD

Itohan Oyamendan
Chief Operations Officer

Teecha Chamblee
Administrative Assistant

St. Mary Medical Center - Mary Hilton Family Clinic
1050 Linden Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 591-9035

The mission of St Mary Medical Center OB Clinic is committed to provide prenatal services for women in the Long Beach community who are low income underserved and disadvantaged. By providing medical, education, nutrition and psychosocial support to ensure optimal pregnancy outcomes. In a way that both givers and receivers of care experience god's love and compassion.

Eleanor Cochran
OB Clinic Manager

Sara Seaton
Medical Social Worker

Hilda Ramirez
Perinatal Health Educator

Angelique Arredondo
OB Office Manager

Latino Diabetes Prevention and Management Program
Miller Family Health Education Center
3820 Cherry Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807 (562) 570-7900

The Latino Diabetes Prevention and Management Program is a diabetes self-management and social support program for Spanish speaking adults with diabetes and their family members.
Laurie Gruschka
Center Coordinator

Veronica Sepulveda-Trigueros
Project Coordinator