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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Find a Coachella Valley COVID-19 Clinic
Eligible residents (5 years 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
Monkeypox Resource Guide
Learn more about vaccine availability and other resources that are available in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County here.
Get the Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Data
Riverside County Public Health provides the latest COVID-19 Vaccine Data through a live, automated portal. The data are broken down by community, age, race-ethnicity and other factors. See the numbers for your community here. 
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
Board Approves New Strategic Plan
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board has set new goals, priorities and strategies on Oct. 26 for future funding and program opportunities in the Coachella Valley. Please read our new Strategic Plan.
Stop COVID-19 in the Black Community
Black residents have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, prompting UC Riverside School of Medicine to create a toolkit of resources to help Black residents achieve relief and recovery. See it here
Find a Coachella Valley COVID-19 Clinic
Eligible residents (5 years 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
Mental Health Awareness for Children
If your child is struggling with mental/behavioral health challenges, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration can direct you to resources near you. Learn more.
Desert Healthcare District Redraws Zones
In December 2021, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board approved a new District map of seven zones based on the 2020 U.S. Census. Learn more 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.
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. 
Who Should Get a COVID-19 Booster?
Find out who among Riverside County residents is advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mental Health Urgent Care Services
Coachella Valley residents experiencing a mental health crisis can receive screening and assessment services and medications (24 hours a day every day) in Palm Springs. Learn more here. 
Local Health Experts Address COVID-19 
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation presents a televised panel  answering the community's questions about the coronavirus. It features health experts from Eisenhower Health, Desert Care Network, Borrego Health and Desert Oasis. Watch it in English or Spanish

Community Grants Funded

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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

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

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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4 Coachella Valley leaders call for increase in monkeypox vaccines to protect LGBTQ+ and other vulnerable residents

DAP Health and the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation recently joined forces to create a full-page advertisement in the Sacramento Bee that is designed to get state legislators' attention. Both the City of Palm Springs and Desert Care Network are featured in the ad as community partners supporting the effort.
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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Awards 5 Grants Supporting Behavioral Health Services for Children and Families

The grantees, which range from schools to a homeless shelter, propose to use the funds to provide ongoing and new services that aim to expand community access to behavioral/mental health services.

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Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative Presents August 2022 Self-Care Challenge

During the month of August, the challenge presents an activity designed to ease the worries and stresses that many have experienced since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an activity for each of the month's 31 days.
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