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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

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”

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”

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 »

MCHC Pharmacy Groundbreaking Ceremony

Mariposa Community Health Center at Nogales, Arizona held the groundbreaking ceremony for their new Pharmacy. MCHC CEO James R. Welden gave a speech followed up with some remarks from Pharmacy Director Carol Nickerson, Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino and Board President Ms. Sigrid Maitrejean. The ceremony was at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 at the construction site. “Having a pharmacy on ... Read More »

The Children’s Health Fair 2014

The City of Nogales Community and various organizations, health providers, behavioral health service providers, and government agencies participated this past Friday, April 25, 2014 out side the side walk of Nogales Walmart Super-Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event honors Children’s Day and will promote children’s mental health awareness, as well as raise awareness about healthy lifestyles. Family ... Read More »

How to get through Obamacare

It has been nearly a decade and a half since the new millennium began, and throughout the last 14 years we have all experienced an overwhelming amount of change in technology, entertainment, and of course, politics. One of the most controversial changes we’ve undergone has just been put into effect this year. Swirling in debate, the Affordable Care Act, AKA ... Read More »

Long-time employees recognized

Twenty-seven employees were honored for their dedication and service to Carondolet Holy Cross Hospital. The most experienced among them was Maria Antonieta Ozuna – who was hired in 1956 and is currently a worker in the Maternal Newborn Department – and Sylvia Lavander, with 30 years. With 25 years was Jane Jarvis, maternal newborn; Lisa Cleary, maternal newborn department; George ... Read More »

First Things First Celebrates the Young Children

First Things First of Santa Cruz County hosted its third annual “Celebrates the Young Child” event this Saturday February 8, 2014. It was held at the Americana Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was open to children birth to 5 years old and their families and include: Practical parenting tips; importance of play for young children; healthy ... Read More »

Bicycle Classic prepares for 2013 event!

The Nogales Bicycle Classic: Cycle for Peace is a self-paced ride designed for recreational and serious cyclists. The ride will take place in Spring 2013, participants will choose from 10, 40, or 60-mile course. The yearly event is hoping to encourage local cyclist to register online at The goal of this event is to raise funds for Constructing Circles ... Read More »

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