• Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

    Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

    In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Mariposa’s Women Infants and Children (WIC) program partnered with Mariposa’s Maternal Child Health (MCH) and Dental programs, Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, and Child and Family Resources to host an event at the Mariposa Family Learning Center on August 2, 2016. World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held August

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  • Maternal Child Health – MCHC Community Health Services

    Maternal Child Health – MCHC Community Health Services

    Give your baby the chance to be “Healthy from the Start!” Maternal Child Health programs at Mariposa Community Health Center offers an array of services to pregnant women and families with babies less than two years old living in Santa Cruz County. Families are provided with support, education, and connections to community resources by a

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  • Mariposa Community Health Center congratulates the winners of the Mariposa Scholarship Program for 2016!

    Mariposa Community Health Center congratulates the winners of the Mariposa Scholarship Program for 2016!

    These four students were selected by the MCHC Board of Directors from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants. The students will receive $2,500 for two years for a total of $5,000 each toward their education. Gemma Parra, a Nogales High School graduate, will attend Bryn Mawr College and major in Public Health. Rocio Gastelum, a Nogales High School graduate, will attendRead more →
  • Mariposa Tubac Regional Health Center Open House

    Mariposa Tubac Regional Health Center Open House

    On Thursday, April 28th, Mariposa Community Health Center held an Open House for their new Tubac Regional Health Center. Approximately 80 people attended the Open House to tour the clinic, meet the staff, ask insurance related questions, register and enjoy an assortment of desserts! Mariposa opened the Health Center in March and is currently open

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  • Mariposa Community Health Center’s “Operational Site Review”

    Mariposa Community Health Center’s “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

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  • Mariposa Community Health Center: Delivering Community-Based Health Services to Santa Cruz County  Residents for 25 years!!

    Mariposa Community Health Center: Delivering Community-Based Health Services to Santa Cruz County Residents for 25 years!!

    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

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  • 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

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  • Mariposa’s Tubac Regional Health Center to open late February!

    Mariposa’s Tubac Regional Health Center to open late February!

    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

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  • MCHC receives funding from Susan G. Komen Foundation

    MCHC receives funding from Susan G. Komen Foundation

    Mariposa Community Health Center was awarded $34,426 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.

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  • MCHC Celebrates National Health Center Week and Honors Congressman Rául Grijalva

    MCHC Celebrates National Health Center Week and Honors Congressman Rául Grijalva

    On Wednesday, August 12th, Sigrid Maitrejean, president of Mariposa’s Board of Directors, presented Congressman Grijalva with the 2015 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers, recognizing Ills longstanding commitment to health care for all through continuing support for community health centers and the expansion of health care insurance through

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  • Congratulations to MCHC’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

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  • MCHC Donates AEDs to Nogales Sonora Fire Department

    MCHC Donates AEDs to Nogales Sonora Fire Department

    On Thursday, April 23rd, Mariposa Community Health Center’s (MCHC) Chief Executive Officer, Jim Welden and Medical Director, Eladio Pereira, M.D., presented the Nogales Sonora Fire Department with four automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Nogales Sonora Fire Department Captain Sergio Diaz Regalado and Lieutenant Victor Garay accepted the donation and expressed their gratitude to MCHC for providing

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  • Congratulations!! Mariposa Wins National Rural Health Association’s 2014 Outstanding Rural Health Program Award

    The National Rural Health Association recognized Mariposa’s “Platicamos Salud” program for its innovative Community Health Worker initiatives, as well as its many partnerships with other organizations and the broad scope of work in the community to help improve the lives of community residents.

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  • Winners of MCHC’s 2013 health care scholarships

    Oksana Arvizu and Elise Muñoz, graduates of Nogales High School, are the winners of the 2013 Mariposa Community Health Center scholarships. The two students were selected by the MCHC Board of Directors from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants. Both Students will receive a total of $5,000 toward their study. Elise Muñoz, daughter of Marco and

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  • Susan Kunz receives national award

    MCHC is proud to announce that the National Rural Health Association presented Susan Kunz, MCHC’s Director of Health and Wellness, with the first-ever Rosemary McKenzie Legacy Award during a recent meeting in Asheville, N.C. Ms. Kunz was applauded by the NRHA for securing funds to improve rural health access for multiracial and multicultural populations, as well as

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  • Dr. Pereira named “Leader of the Year”

    The Arizona Chapter of the American College of Physicians has named Dr. Eladio Pereira its “Leader of the Year.” The award is presented annually to a physican in Arizona for excellence in the practice of internal medicine and the demontration of vision and leadership in the implementation of creative solutions to health care issues We

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  • Teens learn to lead

    The Mariposa Community Health Center’s Summer Youth Institute trains teens and empowers them to educate others about positive health behaviors. Twenty-four of these well-trained teens graduated July 26th from SYI in a festive celebration held at Diamond House in Nogales. Summer Youth Institute is a seven-week program unique to MCHC and offered nowhere else in

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