Community Conversations on Healthcare Series

Community Conversations on Health Care

Community Conversations on Healthcare: Ajo, AZ New!

On October 9, 2012, a community conversation on healthcare was held at the Ajo Ambulance Training Station in Ajo, Ariz. The meeting was hosted by the Children’s Action Alliance in  collaboration with Desert Senita Community Health Center and the University of Arizona’s Center for Rural Health at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

The format for the Ajo Community Conversation on Healthcare was organized by with a few key speakers from Pima County who talked about current efforts that will impact Ajo. Those who attended the event either asked questions to each of the speakers during their brief presentations or wrote down on a card what key health needs are important and  necessary for the community going forward.

The conversation sought to identify the challenges faced by both those seeking and providing healthcare in rural Arizona communities.

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Community Conversations on Healthcare: Marana, AZ

On February 16, 2012, a community conversation on healthcare was held at Marana Health Center (MHC). It was hosted by the Children’s Action Alliance in collaboration with the Marana Health Center, the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers, and the University of Arizona’s Center for Rural Health at the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Incorporated in 1957, MHC is the oldest Community Health Center in Arizona providing continuous care. MHC celebrated the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art silver LEED certified facility in May of 2011. MHC aims to provide quality health care services to everyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

The conversation sought to identify the challenges faced by both those seeking and providing healthcare in rural Arizona communities like Marana. Over 50 individuals from the community and surrounding areas attended the event.

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