Chiricahua Mobile Center Provides Free Flu Shots and Health Visits in Winchester Heights

Linda Cifuentes

Linda Cifuentes

 

 

 

By Linda Cifuentes, Project Coordinator, SEAHEC

 

2018 Chiricahua Community Health Centers' Mobil Clinic Visit to Winchester Heights Community Center

Access to The Winchester Heights Community Center improves service delivery for Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. Mobile Clinic

First Mobile Clinic Visit to Winchester Community Center

On Friday October 12th the Chiricahua Mobile Clinic, operated by Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. (CCHCI) parked next to Winchester Community Center for the first time, serving the residents of Winchester Heights and the surrounding area. Jane Williamson-Davenport, the mobile clinic coordinator, and her team of health practitioners provided medical services for patients.

Chiricahua Community Health Center supplies health information from the Mexican Consulate

Chiricahua Community Health Center supplies health information from the Mexican Consulate

Improved Point of Service Options for Community Agencies

Joe Alvarez, a community health worker for Chiricahua, represented the Mexican Consulate, providing community members with a table of informational pamphlets and flyers, including immigration processes and procedures. Susan Lange, the Director of Community Programs and a nurse for CCHCI administered free flu vaccinations in the afternoon to 40 adults and children.

Chiricahua Community Health Centers Holds Vaccinations for Winchester Heights Community

Chiricahua Community Health Centers Holds vaccinations clinic for Winchester Heights residents at the new community center.

Kids Get Access to Vaccinations for the First Time

Despite the rain, community members gathered at the center to receive their shots and inquire about making appointments with the mobile clinic. Joe Alvarez and Norma Ochoa, also a community health worker from Chiricahua, helped residents fill out paperwork and prepare them to take the vaccination. Many children received a vaccination for the first time and felt nervous, but all the community members present were encouraging and supportive. This helped the kids find the courage to receive their first vaccine. It was a heartwarming day of service for everyone and we look forward to working alongside Chiricahua Community Health Centers to bring health services to Winchester Heights.

Chiricahua Mobile Clinic staff sit down with SEAHEC staff/CHWs and community stakeholders

Chiricahua Mobile Clinic staff sit down with SEAHEC staff/CHWs and community stakeholders

A Broad-based Stakeholder Network Improves Sustainability

Construction plans for the new community center included a parking space for the Chiricahua Mobile Clinic. CCHCI is a member of the stakeholder network that SEAHEC brought together to support the project and improve point of service delivery for community organizations and governments. The Winchester stakeholder network includes members of local community, government, businesses, and non-profit organizations. This network is a substantial, previously unavailable, resource for the Winchester Heights community. The construction project and subsidiary projects, such as conducting the 2017 Community Environmental Health Assessment (CEHA) and providing health education, has helped build our health care workforce and contributed to increased skills and knowledge for Winchester Heights residents.

Community and government organizations wishing to reach out to the Winchester Heights community to contribute resources or establish point of service delivery for their services can contact SEAHEC at info@seahec.org.

 

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