In Arizona, a staggering 44.4% of children experience traumatic events such as: child abuse, domestic violence, rape, community violence, and death of loved ones (www.acestoohigh.com). Traumatic events experienced during childhood increases the risk for health problems in adulthood such as depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, suicide attempts, heart and liver diseases, pregnancy problems, high stress, uncontrollable anger, and family, financial, and employment challenges.
With the use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) we can treat symptoms in children, adolescents and their parents. It assesses and identifies the trauma to improve methods of treatment.
We want to train our current clinicians and hire additional staff to perform TF-CBT to meet the unfortunate growing need in our community. Together we can make a real difference in their lives.
Nearly 30 million Americans who have diabetes are at risk for serious gum disease and other chronic conditions such as diabetes. Our dentists want to focus on the correlation between diabetic patients’ oral health habits and their A1C levels.
Your donation will allow treatment at no charge to the patient. Each patient in the study will receive a comprehensive exam along with information on ways to improve their oral health; which we expect will improve their A1C levels. Our findings will be shared with the American Diabetes Association for further studies and future grant opportunities.
MHC’s Women’s Health department is always looking for ways to improve care for their patients. We serve women of all ages, providing family planning education, prenatal care, birth control options, STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) testing, and much more. Your contributions will help fund outreach education programs and much needed technology for procedures critical to gynecological and obstetric care, which includes treating pre-cancerous conditions.
The general fund will support other MHC programs such as:
- Children’s Art Therapy
- Wellness Programs
- Outreach and Education
- Reach Out and Read