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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 »

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 »

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