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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Find a Coachella Valley Vaccination Clinic
Eligible students (12 years old and up) and their families are encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Discover local clinics and vaccines here
Coachella Valley Health Needs
A new Desert Healthcare District report reveals the health priorities, inequities, and changing demographics of the valley Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment here.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
This month the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation spotlights the Coachella Valley, regional and national resources with a focus on suicide prevention. Learn more here
Coachella Valley COVID-19 Response
Here are the latest data from the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative's response to COVID-19 in the valley. The collaborative was formed in fall 2020 by the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation. See the infographic here.
Find a Coachella Valley Vaccination Clinic
Eligible students (12 years old and up) and their families are encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Discover local clinics and vaccines here
COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
On July 27, the Desert Healthcare and Foundation Board asked business and school leaders to implement these health and safety recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Coachella Valley. Read more.
Schools Spotlight Behavioral Health 
As Coachella Valley students begin the new school year in August, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is aware of the importance of families having access to helpful information, including behavioral health resources. Learn more here
Access Your Digital Vaccination Record
It just got a lot easier to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. To request and access a digital version of your vaccine card, click here
County Re-Imagines Mobile Crisis Team
The Riverside University Health System mobile crisis response team that works in collaboration with law enforcement during psychiatric crisis calls has a new name and new hours. Read more here.
Overnight Center Provides Summer Relief
About 40 people experiencing homelessness will have a place to cool off at night during the summer in Palm Springs, thanks to Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, the District and collaborators. Learn more.
District Approves Zone Map
On Oct. 22, 2019, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board unanimously approved seven new zones for the election process. Each zone is represented by a Board Director. Read more
Access Your Digital Vaccination Record
It just got a lot easier to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. To request and access a digital version of your vaccine card, click here
COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
On July 27, the Desert Healthcare and Foundation Board asked business and school leaders to implement these health and safety recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Coachella Valley. Read more.
Get Help with Behavioral Health
Need help with behavioral health? Not sure? You can ask someone who has been there by calling a Riverside County peer navigation line. Learn more here
Overnight Cooling Centers Aid Homeless
Individuals experiencing homelessness in western Coachella Valley now have a place indoors to sleep, thanks to collaborative efforts. To help with center expenses, please give here.
New York Times: Prioritizing Farmworkers
The landmark initiative of Riverside County and the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative to vaccinate farmworkers is the first of its kind in the U.S. Read more.
Community Resource Guide
Do you need housing or food assistance? How about a free health clinic? Search the Coachella Valley's resources at CVHIP.com or in this guide
Resolution Addresses Funding Question
On May 26, 2020, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board approved a historic resolution to use all funds District-wide. Here's what it means: One Coachella Valley Resolution.
CEO: Racism contributes to health crisis
People of color experience many health disparities, with racism as a major contributing factor. Please read our statement calling for change; EnglishEspanol.
Coachella Valley Health Survey Results
In 2020, HARC released the results of its community-wide health survey. Read the final reports here: Healthcare ReportMajor Disease ReportMental Health Report; and Socioeconomic Needs Report.
Mental Health Awareness Month
Each May brings awareness to behavioral health challenges. During this month, we will spotlight issues affecting our residents and the services that are available here.  
Riverside County Vaccine Numbers
How many residents of your community are partially and fully vaccinated. To see the numbers released on July 12, click here
Cooking with the District
We're visiting Coachella Valley food banks with a local chef and selecting items to cook up as tasty fare you can make at home. Check out our recent outing, recipe and cooking segment on video. 

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To achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents.

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Connecting Coachella Valley residents to health and wellness services and programs through philanthropy, health facilities, information and community education, and public policy.

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News…

Coachella Valley suicide rate outpaces state, national numbers, new report finds

This is the first time the healthcare district has conducted a valley-wide community needs assessment since voters approved expanding its boundaries east of Cook Street in November 2018. That doubled the district's coverage area.
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Community Health Needs Assessment reveals Coachella Valley residents' health priorities and inequities

What we have learned may potentially broaden the scope of how the District addresses health inequities and allocates resources to build on the Coachella Valley's current healthcare infrastructure.
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Here's what you should know

If you or someone you know is in need of suicide prevention support options, check out this helpful information on the signs and symptoms of suicide and linkages to supportive services.
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