Patty B. Molina, BS is the Senior Director of Community Health Services at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales, Arizona known to the community as Platicamos Salud (We Talk Health). Platicamos Salud founded in 1991, has a well-established Community Health Worker delivery model who implement a spectrum of health promotion and disease prevention programs based on model programs and best practices adapted to the Spanish-speaking, Mexican American and Mexican immigrant community served in Santa Cruz County Arizona.
Ms. Molina has developed and managed federal, state, and foundation funded community-based programs at the US-Mexico border. She has implemented numerous health education programs on breast cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, physical activity and nutrition, tobacco use prevention, asthma, environmental health, and maternal child health to name a few. She has designed education and training materials on public and preventative health issues, established numerous community-based projects and facilitated the development of project organizational structure and leadership. Facilitated group process among community members to identify needs, gaps in service, existing resources, and response strategies. Ms. Molina has also served as the lead co-principal investigator in various research projects at Mariposa Community Health Center.
A graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and currently pursuing a Master in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Leadership. Ms. Molina completed the Rocky Mountain Maternal and Child Health Certificate Program at the University of Arizona and the Nutrition and Public Health Course for Community Practitioners at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
Native to the Nogales area, she is married to her husband Ramiro for 27 years and raised three daughters.