• Co-sponsor of Border Food Summit

    September 16-18, 10th Annual Southwest Marketing Network Conference – Border Food Summit at Esplendor Resort, Rio Rico, AZ Mariposa’s Department of Health and Wellness is proud to co-host this important Summit, highlighting the successes and challenges of border food systems from West Texas to southern Arizona. The goal is to activate social justice in our

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  • Dr. Pereira honored by WCN

    In honor of selfless dedication and continuing contribution to community health, the Western Clinicians Network recognized Eladio Pereira, M.D., for 15 years of dedicated WCN Board Membership – April 24, 2012. Congratulations, Dr. P! We are all super proud of you and your contributions to Mariposa and our community.

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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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  • FREE dental checkups for kids

    FREE dental checkups for kids

    When Dr. Betz saw children and their parents eating lunch just outside the Rio Rico dental clinic, he asked how we could get those parents to bring their kids in for dental checkups while they’re on summer vacation, a time when the last thing on children’s minds is brushing their teeth and visiting the dentist.

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  • Mariposa master trainer leads workshops

    Platicamos Salud master trainer, Carmen Ferlan, has been traveling the country co-facilitating five Community Health Worker (CHW) Regional Workshops, the first of which was held in Seattle, WA in May. The 3-day highly interactive workshops, sponsored by the Women’s Health Leadership Institute, are attended by community health workers within the various regions for the purpose

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  • Winners of Mariposa 2012 health care scholarships

    Yaritza Cortez, graduate of Patagonia Union High School, and Jorge González, graduate of Nogales High School, are the winners of the 2012 Mariposa Community Health Center health care scholarships. The two students were selected from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants planning to attend a technical school or university in pursuit of a health care career.

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  • Patagonia gets facelift from Amigos

    Patagonia gets facelift from Amigos

    Amigos, a non-profit corporation that supports Mariposa’s Family Health Center by raising funds for upgrades and new equipment, has provided the Patagonia Family Health Center with a much needed facelift including fresh paint and butterfly-attracting landscaping. Ann Mihalik is the president of Amigos.

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  • Dr. Pereira Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    July 1, 2011 marked Dr. Pereira’s 25th anniversary at Mariposa. To recognize Dr. Pereira for his countless contributions to Mariposa, our patients and our community, a reception was held in his honor. Mariposa’s Board of Directors, providers and leadership team gathered to honor “Dr. P” and express their collective appreciation for his dedication, leadership and

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  • Mariposa opens new WIC facility

    On June 15, members of the Mariposa staff, board, and guests from the community were joined by special guest, Mayor Arturo Garino, in celebrating the opening of our beautiful new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) facility, located a stone’s throw from our main campus on Mastick Way. The new WIC facility represents a needed and

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  • “Health care is a basic right, not a privilege”

    On Friday, May 27th, the Arizona-Mexico Commission presented Mariposa Community Health Center with the annual Senator Andy Nichols, MD Award. This award is in recognition of Dr. Nichols’ contributions to improve the quality of life in the Arizona – Mexico border region. Mariposa was recognized for our commitment to excellence in health care. Molly Anderson, MD,

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  • 10th Annual Summer Youth Institute 2011

    June 6 – July 21, 2011 The Summer Youth Institute (SYI) is an annual, seven week summer education and training program for high school students in Santa Cruz County. SYI students receive training in Tobacco Basic Skills, HIV/AIDS education, First Aid CPR, Diabetes, Self-Esteem, Leadership Development, etc. The training also allows students to receive a

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  • Mariposa opens dental clinic in Rio Rico

    On Tuesday, June 7th, Mariposa Community Health Center staff, the Board of Directors and community were joined by special guest Congressman Raul Grijalva in celebrating the opening of Mariposa’s beautiful new dental clinic in Rio Rico. Judith Claremon, Mariposa’s Board President, provided opening comments and welcomed those in attendance.  Mr. Welden, Chief Executive Officer, recognized

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  • Mariposans race for the cure in Tucson

    Team Mariposas in Action walked with purpose and in solidarity against breast cancer in the 13th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Reid Park in Tucson, Sunday, April 10, 2011. This year our team consisted of MCHC employees as well as breast cancer survivors. The 5K walk was a great opportunity to raise

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  • Healthy Start presents award to congressman

    The MCHC Healthy Start program recognized Congressman Raul Grijalva for his continued support of maternal and child services at the National Healthy Start Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., March 7-9, 2011. For two years in a row Congressman Grijalva has agreed to sponsor/co-sponsor the Healthy Start reauthorization bill in Congress, which provides the funding for the national prenatal program. Located

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  • Mariposa supports Immunization Week

    Love them, protect them, immunize them. Mariposa Community Health Center leads the National Infant Immunization Campaign in Santa Cruz County. 1n 1994, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared April 23-30, 2011, National Infant Immunization Week, to focus attention nationally on the importance of immunizing and protecting children, particularly those 24 months

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  • Platicamos Salud Director receives award

    Congratulations, Ms. Susan Kunz! Director of Platicamos Salud, MCHC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program, and Vice Chair of the National Community Committee, Ms. Kunz was recently awarded The Community-Based Participatory Research Best Practices Award on behalf of the University of Arizona Prevention Research Center. The Arizona Prevention Research Center was one of only eleven centers nationwide to

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  • Assisting most vulnerable at the border

    We are very proud to announce that Blanca Andrade and Joyce Latura were recognized by the “Mano Amiga” organization for their dedication in assisting the most vulnerable groups at the Nogales Arizona/Sonora border. Joyce Latura, Manager at Platicamos Salud, is also in charge of the Domestic Violence and Marguerite Casey Foundation programs. She also teaches

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  • Mariposa sponsors runners for 5K Nun Run

    Mariposa Community Health Center was, once again, a proud sponsor of running teams at the 2011 Lourdes Catholic School’s Annual 5K Nun Run, a walk/run event.  Many Mariposa employees participated in this activity to promote wellness and fitness in the community. Congratulations to Lourdes Catholic School and Mariposa Community Health Center! For information on our

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  • Platicamos Salud goes national

    Congratulations to Rosie Piper, Carmen Ferlan and Susan Kunz, our staff from our Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Department, or Platicamos Salud! They successfully competed to establish the National Women’s Health Leadership Institute here at MCHC.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this initiative will allow us to replicate the Border Women’s

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  • Mariposa Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Mariposa Community Health Center celebrated its 30th anniversary with the “Big 30 Pachanga.” Mr. Jim Welden, Chief Executive Officer, congratulated and thanked all staff members for their commitment and dedication to the patients of the Health Center, the community and the Mariposa family. He commented that “Mariposa has grown from an organization with a total

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