MISSION: To achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents.
VISION: To be a leader in advancing a healthier community and to enhance the quality of life for all District residents across their lifespan.
In 2011, the Desert Healthcare District invested $5,000,000 in the development and implementation of the University of Riverside School of Medicine Primary Care Residency Program in the Coachella Valley.
The Desert Hot Springs Health and Wellness Center, located across from the DHS High School, is a 32,200 square foot facility that houses the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, the John Furbee Aquatic Center, and an 8,200 square foot Health Center which was funded by a $5,200,000 Desert Healthcare District grant.
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.
United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE) received new adaptive bikes to support physical activity and mobility for 15 children living with Cerebral Palsy in the Coachella Valley. The children are now training to participate with the UCPIE Team Freedom for the Tour de Palm Springs 2014 on February 8, 2014. READ MORE
Desert Women for Equality began its mammogram program in June 2006 at the Desert Pride Center providing 32 uninsured / underinsured women with free mammograms. Begun as an all-volunteer organization, DWE continues serving the community as an all-volunteer organization with no paid salaries for anyone. At its most recent clinic in Desert Hot Springs, DWE provided 80 screenings bringing the total screenings to date to over 5300! For more information on this amazing organization and the women and community partners who have led the efforts to provide this critical service please visit Read 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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The UCR School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation for its Family Medicine Residency Program at Palm Springs on January 28, 2014!... Read More
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If you are age 50 or older, talk to your physician soon about getting tested for colorectal cancer READ MORE