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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
What's the latest on the Tenet proposal to continue operating Desert Regional Medical Center beyond 2027? Here's the UPDATE the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Board received on Jan. 22. See the original proposal: EnglishEspanol.  Video presentation (English).
Community Meeting Schedule
The public is invited to attend five community meetings for updates on the hospital lease negotiations between Desert Healthcare District and Foundation and Tenet Health. Learn more.
District Announces New Grant Awards
On Dec. 19, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board approved $550,941  in grant awards to four nonprofits providing health and wellness services in the Coachella Valley. Read more.
Our New 5-Year Strategic Plan
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board has set new goals, priorities and strategies for future funding and program opportunities in the Coachella Valley. Please read our Strategic Plan.
New Book Explores  the Evolution of Public Health Care in Coachella Valley
To commemorate 75 years of advancing health and wellness in the desert, the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation published its history book in 2023. Read it: English or Espanol. 
Find a Coachella Valley COVID-19 Clinic
Eligible residents (6 months old and up) can get a COVID-19 vaccine and/or a test at many local vaccine and testing clinics, coordinated by the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, here
Meet Our Board of Directors
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board consists of members elected from seven zones across the Coachella Valley. Each Director serves a four-year term. Learn more about the Board and staff.
What's the latest on the Tenet proposal to continue operating Desert Regional Medical Center beyond 2027? Here's the UPDATE the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Board received on Jan. 22. See the original proposal: EnglishEspanol.  Video presentation (English).
Fentanyl in the Coachella Valley
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation, with the Riverside University Health System - Public Health, recently launched an educational campaign to raise awareness about harm reduction for those affected by the opiod. Read more in English or Espanol. 
New Coachella Valley Market Analysis
A 2023 market analysis conducted by Huron Consulting shows the clinical health needs, existing market assets, and recommendations to improve the Coachella Valley's healthcare infrastructure. More
How's the Air Quality in Your Community?
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is engaged with South Coast Air Quality Management District and other partners to address poor quality. Check out this map of air quality conditions in the Coachella Valley. 
Desert Regional Medical Center Is Among Hospitals Due For An Upgrade
As property owner, the Desert Healthcare District is working with Tenet Healthcare and consultants to ensure the hospital is fully compliant by 2030. Read the fact sheet and engineering report. 
Discover the Fascinating History of Healthcare in the Coachella Valley
Legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his celebrated friends were ardent supporters of Palm Springs' Desert Hospital. Read more in the  Desert Healthcare District & Foundation's new history book: EnglishEspanol. 

Total funds (including community grants) awarded

$98,824,123
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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

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

VISION
Equitably 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…

Healthcare District announces dates for community meetings on hospital lease negotiations

The Board of Directors approved at its February meeting five community meetings or forums across the Coachella Valley, starting March 5 in Desert Hot Springs.
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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Board begins new year with leadership change

Board Directors are elected to serve four-year terms by Coachella Valley voters. Each year, the Board elects a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.
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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Board approves high-priority Strategic Plan goals for next 2 years

These goals and strategies will be considered when reviewing new grant applications that are received during the remainder of this fiscal year and through 2026.
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