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Our History

Midvale City began the Community-Building-Community Initiative in 1998 in response to alarming rates of suicide, infant mortality, teen pregnancy, mobility, and limited healthcare and dental access in Midvale. We have evolved from a dental chair in the basement of City Hall to a trailer and finally to our 3,000 square foot building next to the 7200 South transit stop. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 2014, our generous and committed volunteers and supporters ensure the expansion and deep reach of our life changing programs into the Hispanic/Latino population of the Salt Lake Valley and Summit County. Our community values us as part of the social fabric and regards our community health workers as credible and trustworthy connectors.

Who We Are: Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Staff

As a minority-led organization, we are part of the community we serve, and we never stop creating new solutions. Our team is fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people who are traditionally left behind from the healthcare and behavioral health systems. Our certified Community Health Workers reduce barriers in accessing medical, dental, and behavioral health services by conducting community outreach, including door-to-door, at community events, and in community locations. We provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health education, link families to services, and reduce misinformation. 

Our Medical Students

Midvale CBC collaborates with the University of Utah Eccles School of Medicine to provide practice opportunities for medical students. Our student-run clinic not only provides essential healthcare services to the community; it gives students valuable hands-on experience in the field of medicine for the underserved. Students learn how to work with patients, diagnose illnesses, and provide treatments. They learn about the complexities of health for people who have low incomes, are uninsured, and experience multiple forms of barriers to care. They also learn how to navigate cultural and linguistic differences with patients, how to build trust across these differences, and how to bring creativity to patient care. As a result of this partnership, Midvale CBC patients have access to specialty care from the University of Utah, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, pediatrics, and pharmacy.

Our Volunteers

Our dedicated community volunteers are the engines of our clinic. Many have their own clinical practices or are retired. They enjoy practicing at Midvale CBC because they can spend the time they need with patients and are unconstrained from busywork and dealing with insurance billing. They can truly put patients first. They enjoy our positive team atmosphere and patient-centered culture. 

Our volunteers include clinicians in medicine, dental, pharmacy, and physical therapy. Additionally, community members volunteer in our office. We work with local businesses and Rotary Clubs to host volunteers days at Midvale CBC.

Our Supporters

It takes a village to make lifesaving primary care, dental, and preventive community services for community members traditionally left behind. Our  partners and supporters include

  • University of Utah Eccles School of Medicine

  • Utah Office of Health Equity

  • Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

  • Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs

  • Anne Lalor Burdick Foundation

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

  • Cigna Foundation

  • City of Midvale

  • Communities That Care Summit County

  • Dominion Energy

  • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

  • Intermountain Healthcare Foundation

  • Making a Difference Foundation

  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)

  • National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)

  • Rotary Club

  • Salt Lake County Health Department

  • United Way of Greater Salt Lake

  • Utah Medical Association

Who We Are: What We Do
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