Cahaba Valley Health Care is a nonprofit organization based in central Alabama dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare for the underserved, primarily Hispanic, communities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties.
The Board of Cahaba Valley Health Care was formed in April 2000. We conducted a needs assessment among Latinos and discovered that the major needs of this community were vision care, dental care, and acute care. In August 2001 we began implementing vision screenings and providing glasses in local churches with Latino congregations. In 2002, CVHC began to explore ways to obtain necessary dental care for Latinos. We began offering dental triage as a parallel service to our vision screenings in November 2003 and established a dental care referral network.