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

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 »

Mariposa’s Tubac Regional Health Center

Mariposa Community Health Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Tubac Regional Health Center in late February. In 2015, Mariposa was asked by the Tubac Health Care Foundation to resume operations following the Center’s closure by its current operator to ensure that the residents of the northern portion of the County have access to primary medical care over the long-term. Reopening ... Read More »

“Mariposa Dedicated to Improving Lives”

Mariposa Community Health Center is dedicated to providing the best care for all residents of Santa Cruz County. In that spirit, Mariposa organized an intimate ceremony at its Nogales campus on October 15th to promote domestic violence awareness. The ceremony, which took place outside the new pharmacy on National Purple Day, featured lighting nearby bushes in purple lights that were ... Read More »

Fathers are Important!

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

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

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!

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

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

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 »

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