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Fathers are Important!

Special support services for fathers.

Mariposa Community Health Center is now offering special support services for fathers and partners of Healthy Start clients. Healthy Start is a federally-funded home visitation program that provides case management for pregnant women, postpartum women and their children up to age 2. This program has always included fathers as part of case management, however, now we have a male specialist ... Read More »

MCHC awarded a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation

MCHC awarded by the Susan G.  Komen Foundation

Mariposa Community Health Center was awarded $34,426.00  from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support Mariposa’s Juntos Contra el Cancer Program (Together Against Cancer). Juntos Contra el Cancer has provided breast health promotion, breast health services, mammography, diagnostic testing and support services for breast cancer survivors targeting medically under-served women since its inception in 1994. It was originally funded through ... Read More »

Fitness Express-Keeping Santa Cruz County Healthy

Offers an array of services to the community for getting fit

Summer is here!. For those wanting to get in shape, Fitness Express offers an array of fitness programs to fit everyone’s needs. Fitness Express is located on 2051 N. Grand Ave. Fitness Express sits in a spacious 100,000 square feet building with a state of the art equipment. It is not only a gym but an organization dedicated to promoting ... Read More »

Congratulations to Mariposa Community Health Center’s 2015 Scholarship Recipients!

Ricardo Lira Jr.

Nogales High School graduates, Cheyenne Garcia and Ricardo Lira, Jr., are the winners of the 2015 Mariposa Community Health Center scholarships.  The two students were selected by the MCHC Board of Directors from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants.  Both Cheyenne and Ricardo will receive $2,500 for two years for a total of $5,000 each toward their education. Cheyenne Garcia has ... Read More »

MCHC – Teaching Personal Responsibility to Youth in Santa Cruz County

Teen Health Facilitator's

Educating youth is a key element of the Health and Wellness Department at Mariposa Community Health Center, better known in the community as Platicamos Salud (Let’s Talk Health).  Platicamos Salud offers an HIV and pregnancy risk-reduction curriculum designed especially for Latino adolescents called ¡Cuidate! The program’s three main goals are focused on healthy life skills, healthy relationships and financial responsibility. ... Read More »

4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors

Leaders in the community

The 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors is an after school 4-H club that meets at both, Nogales High School and Elgin Elementary. The youth that are currently participating in this club are working hard to educate their communities to adapt a healthier lifestyle. The teens attended six hours of nutrition and healthy living training through the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension ... Read More »

Birth To Five Partners

Birth To Five Partners

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. the Birth to Five Partners held their 2nd meeting at the Santa Cruz County Complex. The goal of the Birth to Five Partners is to create an opportunity for anyone who works directly with children ages birth to 5 and their families to come together on a regular basis as a way ... Read More »

Adolescent Wellness Network Offering Youth Leadership Opportunities

Positive Youth Leadership Team (PYLoT)

The Adolescent Wellness Network (AWN) is a group of local service providers who have been working to support adolescent wellness services in Santa Cruz County since 2007. Member organizations represent health care, behavioral health, education, university, and public health sectors. Mariposa Community Health Center is the lead agency. The Adolescent Wellness Network has two staff members, Cassalyn David, Director, and ... Read More »

“Mariposa Community Health Center Offering Health Insurance Assistance”

Mariposa Health Insurance

The Affordable Health Care Act has made it easier for everyone to have access to health insurance. It is impossible to predict when an illness or medical emergency will strike.  However, when it occurs, health care costs for individuals without insurance can be a disastrous financial burden.  It is important to always be prepared with health insurance. In addition to ... Read More »

“Working Towards Improving Health in Our Border Community”

"Salud es Movimiento / Health is Movement" campaign hosted by Mariposa Community Health Center and the Nogales Consulate of Mexico

Mariposa Community Health Center for several years has worked in collaboration with our sister city in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, to help improve the health of our border community. During the week of October 6-10, 2014, the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, and Mariposa Community Health Center celebrated the “11th Annual Border Binational Health Week” and the “14th Binational ... Read More »

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