Cahaba Valley Health Care was formed in April of 2000 and mission is to provide access to health services for the underserved, primarily Hispanic Community, in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. In 2000, CVHC conducted a needs assessment among Latinos and discovered that the major needs of this community were vision care, dental care, and acute care. Cahaba Valley Health Care only has 8 paid employees. The screenings and follow up clinics are otherwise staffed by volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, Spanish students, and other community volunteers. The screenings are held at times and places that are accessible to the Hispanic populationon Sunday afternoons at local churches. They are culturally sensitive, with at least one Spanish speaker at every station, and we serve individuals without regard to ability to pay or immigration status. Screenings move locations from week to week, but volunteers (Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers) are encouraged to volunteer Sunday afternoons from 1:00-5:00.
6 People | 40 Impacts | 138 Hours