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Brigham Young creates the Society of Health, precursor to the Salt Lake City Health Department.
Utah Legislature establishes the State of Utah Board of Health.
Salt Lake County Commissioners create the Salt Lake County Board of Health.
Salt Lake City Planning and Zoning Commissions recommend that the Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County Health Departments be merged into one organization as part of the city’s “50-year plan.”
Salt Lake City Health Department opens its new building at 610 South 200 East.
Salt Lake County Health Department moves into the old county hospital at 2100 South State Street.
Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County Health Departments are merged into the Salt Lake City-County Health Department—26 years after consolidation was first recommended.
Salt Lake City-County Board of Health adopts a uniform health code for the county’s [then] 10 municipalities.
The health department adds three immunization clinics in West Valley, Sandy, and Rose Park.
Ellis R. Shipp Public Health Center opens in West Valley City.
Environmental Health Division moves its four bureaus to a new building in Murray.
Salt Lake City-County Health Department becomes the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.
South Main Public Health Center opens in South Salt Lake.
Salt Lake Valley Health Department becomes Salt Lake County Health Department.
Salt Lake County Health Department receives national public health accreditation.
South Redwood Public Health Center opens in West Jordan.
Salt Lake Public Health Center at 610 South 200 East is rebuilt and remains the department's flagship facility.
The department celebrates 50 years as a combined Salt Lake City/Salt Lake County health department and commemorates 170 years of public health in the Salt Lake Valley.