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SOUTHERN ARIZONA Children's Health Project

The Southern Arizona Children’s Health Project (SACHP) provides an enhanced medical and dental home to the underserved children and families of the rural U.S.-Mexico borderlands of Cochise County, Arizona.

Southern Arizona ProgramMany children with special health care needs are served in the project, whose diagnoses include cerebral palsy, intellectual disability or developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, genetic syndromes, seizure disorders, or traumatic injuries. The region experiences a myriad of challenges, including poverty, lack of equitable access to specialty care, limited public transportation, early school failure, teen pregnancy, and severely strained educational and other public resources.

Services are provided through the infrastructure of Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.’s (CCHCI) community health center model, which includes fixed clinical sites, mobile medical and dental services, community outreach, and innovative prevention programs. The state-of-the-art mobile units allow SACHP to provide primary care, comprehensive dental, and behavioral health services to children and families in school-based, and community settings.

The children and families seen at the SACHP live in very rural areas with little access to health care services. The SACHP provides a safe, welcoming space for children and families to receive the essential health care services they might otherwise forego.

Services Provided

  • Primary care
  • Case management
  • Dental services
  • Developmental evaluation
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Mental health counseling
  • Nutrition services
  • Subspecialty care
  • Telehealth



Partner Institution:
Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.

Partners Since:

Total Visits in 2022:

Patients in 2022:

Focus Areas:
Adolescents, Homeless/displaced/unstably housed, public housing residents, immigrants

Demographic Snapshot:
46% identify as Hispanic/Latino
2% as Black
35% White
29% are children 5 years and younger
43% are adolescents

Service Delivery:
Community Health Center, Mobile Medical, Mobile Dental, Mobile Mental Health, Telehealth, School-linked

Ages Served:

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