In February 2010, Platicamos Salud, our Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Department, opened a Ventanilla de Salud (Health Booth) at the Mexican Consulate in Nogales, thanks to an agreement between Mariposa Community Health Center and the Instituto Mexicano de Relaciones Exteriores.
This Ventanilla is one of over forty found at the Mexican Consulates throughout the U.S. The Mexican Secretary of Health, Dr. Jose Cordoba Villalobos and Mr. Welden, CEO of Mariposa Community Health Center, were among the dignitaries at the formal inauguration which took place on January 20th.
Our Promotoras are offering health education, information on community resources, oral health screenings, insurance eligibility and application renewal to Mexican immigrants and their families on a weekly basis. It is anticipated that approximately 200 individuals will be reached monthly through our outreach efforts. This new service will help us better serve families in the community, many of whom have mixed immigration status and are not aware of what services are available to them.Leave a reply