The HIPMC Story: Javier the Javelina


Detailed Description

"The Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC) is a collaboration of more than 120 public and private organizations working together to improve the health, well-being, and equity of our community. With more than 4,000,000 diverse residents including 5 sovereign Native American nations, Maricopa County is Arizona's most populous county and the 4th most-populous in the nation.

This is the story of Javier, the hippest javelina in the Southwest!

Javier's story mirrors HIPMC's journey to transform into a Community of Solutions.

Read Javier's story below and click on each story tile to learn more about HIPMC.
Note: Javier's name and the word javelina are both pronounced with the Spanish letter "J" or "jota" which sounds similar to the letter "H" in English. That's one of the many reasons we love him, because he's cool that way. To learn more about javelinas in the wild, check out this short video from the Arizona Game and Fish Department or this Javelina Fact Sheet from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum."

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Type of Story



  • Equity

  • Equitable

  • Proactive

  • In partnership

  • Community/place

  • Policy/system

  • Culture

  • Not applicable

  • Childhood 0-18

  • Junior youth 13-15

  • Youth 16-24

  • Adults 18+

  • Adults 18-44

  • Adults 45-64

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