Community Health Connect Blog

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Volunteer Spotlight: Hortenica Gutierrez Garcia

Hortencia is a wife, mother, and registered nurse. Despite her busy schedule, she finds time to volunteer at Community Health Connect as an interpreter. She has been interpreting with Community Health Connect for about 6 years.  Her motivation to serve as an interpreter came from her experience of moving from Hidalgo, Mexico to the United […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: John Ball

It’s not easy mastering a second language, but John Ball, a volunteer at Community Health Connect, has mastered an impressive six languages. John speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Samoan, German, and Bislama.   Beyond being an incredible linguist, John is an incredible volunteer. John has been volunteering with Community Health Connect as an interpreter for nearly three […]

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Our Amazing Volunteers

Because it is National Volunteer Week, we wanted to recognize the role that our volunteers play and the contribution they make to the community. At Community Health Connect, we have quite a few volunteers that help our organization run smoothly. The three most common and consistent volunteers we have are medical and dental providers, volunteer […]

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National Volunteer Week 2016

This week is National Volunteer Week. In 2015 Lt. Governor Cox announced that for the past nine consecutive years, Utah has ranked as the number one volunteering state in the nation! This shows how generous the people of Utah are and that they are committed to strengthening their community. Volunteeringinamerica.gov published these statistics about Utah […]

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#GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday, but what about #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. On this day individuals, communities, and organizations come together to celebrate and encourage giving. It’s a day where you can focus on giving back! At Community Health Connect we have a network of doctors […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

With October being breast cancer awareness month, we want to share a story about one of our patients who was able to overcome her fight with cancer with the help of a few of our wonderful providers. After losing her job, Elizabeth had difficulty getting a new one because of her various health problems. During […]

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Partners in Our Community: Dr. Kenneth Molen, UCDH

Dr. Kenneth Molen, DDS Dr. Kenneth Molen is a general dentist who has been practicing in Utah County since 1980. Dr. Molen has been volunteering his facilities and services to Community Health Connect (CHC) to help others with pressing dental needs for the last seven years. Dr. Molen first became involved with Community Health Connect […]

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New Partners

At Community Health Connect, we are truly grateful for the wonderful donors and funding partners who contribute to our organization and are the reason we are able to help so many in need. We are honored to work with the many foundations, companies, and individuals who make a huge difference by giving back to our […]

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Returning to Finish the Season

Ofa Latu walked into Community Health Connect’s office one day after football practice. He had torn the labrum in his shoulder during practice and needed surgery to fix it.  Ofa’s family did not live near him and his resources were extremely limited due to the fact that he was living mostly on his own. He […]

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Finding Hope

Jose Mendez, a father of three, was suffering from a severe knee injury. For 17 months, he had been trying to cope with the pain. He worked on small jobs occasionally, but the intense pain in his knee prevented him from working on a daily basis. Without consistent work, and with little savings, it was […]

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