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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!

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!!!!

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

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 »

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