About Healthy Cochise
What makes a community healthy?
The mission of Healthy Cochise is to motivate and guide the diverse and unique communities within Cochise County to actively participate in identifying and addressing health concerns in their neighborhoods, towns, and surrounding communities. Addressing health, social, and economic factors, each community workgroup will focus on what is most needed to improve the community in which they live.
A Tale of Two Zip Codes
COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA
Welcome to beautiful COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA.
Founded in 1881, 31 years before Arizona achieved statehood, Cochise County has a rich and diverse history. Located in the southeast corner of Arizona and covering more than four million acres, it is larger than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. The county's namesake, the legendary Apache chief Cochise, waged battle with U.S. Calvary units in the Dragoon mountains, while Geronimo was pursued deep into the Chiricahuas. The legendary Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th U.S. Calvary were stationed at Fort Huachuca, anchoring a tradition of military service that endures to this day. If you know one thing about Cochise County, you know it was home for a time to the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and was the setting for the kind of old-west boom town adventures that movies are (literally) made of.
Today, Cochise County is home to people of all types of backgrounds, with a variety of social, economic, and healthcare needs. The county is home to diverse cultures and lifestyles, from Tombstone to the copper town turned artistic community of Bisbee, to Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca, to the vineyards and farms of Wilcox, the natural splender of the San Pedro Valley, and all the way down to the cross-border bustle in Douglas.
Health & Well-being of Cochise County
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
The organization officially responsible for promoting health and well-being of the 129,112 residents of Cochise County is Cochise Health & Social Services (CHSS). The mission of the Cochise Health & Social Services is to foster an exceptional quality of life by advocating for a community-centered culture of health through unparalleled public health service.