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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.
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
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.
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
When Should You Wear a Face Mask?
On June 15, the state of California relaxed many of its COVID-19 restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated.  Read what the California Department of Public Health advises about wearing masks here
County Youths Uplift Seniors During COVID
The Upstream sub-committee of the Riverside County Suicide Prevention Coalition presents video series of encouraging messages for seniors. Read 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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. 
A New Era of the District
On January 10, 2019, U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD, introduced the November 2018 expansion of the Desert Healthcare District into the Congressional Record. Read what he wrote here
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.  

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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

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

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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County launches suicide prevention initiative to aid seniors challenged by pandemic

Both seniors and youths are among the most vulnerable populations that have been impacted by the pandemic. To support the seniors, youths have recorded video messages through the Riverside County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
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Desert Healthcare District board approves purchase of $340K mobile medical unit

The district and its partners plan to continue health outreach through the mobile unit, as well as bring educational opportunities to those areas, according to a feasibility study completed by the district.
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