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Making an Impact-Pinal Hispanic Council


From the moment you walk into Pinal Hispanic Council members are made to feel welcomed. This speaks volumes about the type of help you will receive.Pinal Hispanic Council has been in Santa Cruz County for 7 years. It was founded as a grassroots organization focusing on education and behavioral health. In 1987, PHC began to develop and implement a comprehensive ... Read More »



South Eastern Arizona Behavioral Health Services also is known as SEABHS provides mental health and substance abuse services to Santa Cruz County. It is an organization that has been in Santa Cruz County for over 42 years. It recently reopened it doors again in Nogales in July of 2017. SEABHS was originally founded in 1976 to serve as the administrative ... Read More »

4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Celebration


The Southern Arizona Autism Association a nonprofit organization serving families in Nogales, Arizona celebrated their 4th Annual World Autism  Awareness Day Celebration in Santa Cruz County. The event brings resources and programs to families in Ambos Nogales. The celebration took place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at the Teyechea Park behind city hall. The event is held ... Read More »

Connecting the Pieces


The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office sponsored and hosted a Meet and Greet Breakfast Event with the help of the CCRT (Coordinated Community Response Team) and the Adolescent Wellness Network. Approximately 75 participants attended, including school personnel and local agencies. The goal of the event was to allow local agencies to promote their services within the school community. The event ... Read More »

Child Car Safety Awareness


The Arizona Department of Public Safety, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office, Mariposa Community Health Center (Platicamos Salud), Child & Family Resources, First Things First, the Rio Rico Fire Department, the Nogales Police Department and the Nogales Fire Department held a child car safety event on Friday, September 23rd at Walmart for the general public from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the front ... Read More »

Platicamos Salud celebrates 25 years of service!

Celebrates 25 years!

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, Mariposa Community Health Center held a celebration to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Platicamos Salud. Speakers included James R. Welden, founding Mariposa CEO (retired), Ed Sircuello, Mariposa CEO, and Regional Representative for Senator Jeff Flake, Bob Brubaker. Read More »

Summer Youth Institute Honors 24 New Graduates!!!!

Summer Youth Institute Honors 24 New Graduates!!!!

After seven weeks of hard work and dedication, 24 high school students and their families will celebrate Mariposa Community Health Center’s (MCHC) Summer Youth Institute (SYI) graduation ceremony on July 21st at the Rio Rico Community Center.  During these seven weeks, students received trainings in a variety of topics such as HIV/AIDS, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Teen Dating ... Read More »

Mariposa Receives Perfect Score on Federal Operational Site Review


Mariposa Community Health Center’s “Operational Site Review”, conducted by the Federal Health Resources Services Administration April 12-14, resulted in Mariposa fully meeting all of the nineteen health center program requirements. As a federally qualified community health center, Mariposa is periodically reviewed to determine compliance with requirements of the health center program. The requirements include evaluating how Mariposa determines and responds ... Read More »

Mariposa Community Health Center: Delivering Community-Based Health Services to Santa Cruz County

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Twenty-five years ago, Platicamos Salud (We Talk Health), now known as Mariposa Community Health Center’s Department of Community Health Services, was born from a federally funded Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant. By 1993, the department had a Director and 24 trained Promotoras de Salud in pre-natal care education. The staff worked out of a one-room converted storage modular, a ... Read More »

Nogales Mercado Farmer’s Market


An opportunity to buy local, healthy, fresh food and handmade gifts! Nogales Mercado is THE place to be on Friday afternoons. Here in our beautiful and diverse town of Nogales, Mariposa Community Health Center and Nogales Community Development combined access to healthy food with local economic development to create this vibrant, year-round Farmer’s Market. Experiencing food at its finest can ... Read More »

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