Desert Healthcare District: Since 1948

2014 Winner of the Healthcare District of the Year Award

Association of California Healthcare Districts

Thank you to all of our partners—your collaboration, engagement, and collective impact is what made this honor possible!

Locally, Desert Hot Springs was identified and selected to be part of the California communities which receive Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) funding to improve the health and wellness of its residents through educational classes and community-based activities.

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The Wellness Park

The Wellness Park, along with its interactive gardens, is an integral part of the Desert Healthcare District’s commitment to health promotion and community collaboration and partnerships designed to improve the health and quality of life for all District residents.

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Choose Health

Choose Health

Healthcare and dental clinics open and expand across the Coachella Valley as healthcare organizations prepare for the additional 90,000 Coachella Valley residents now eligible for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  Read more

Live Well

Live Well

The Desert Healthcare District provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations to develop and implement programs and services and to promote policy change which help support and encourage a healthy lifestyle for residents of all ages.  Read more

Health Heroes

Innovative Program for Multiple Sclerosis Program to Grow

The Lynn DeSantis Therapy Program offers MS patients free personal training and massage therapy. [More]

Each month we'll feature a new Health Hero – someone making a difference by working to improve the health of our communities.

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