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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Summer Homeless Survival Fund
As desert temps rise this summer, often 110 degrees and higher, sleeping outside can be life-threatening. Please join a local effort to establish overnight shelters for homeless people in western Coachella Valley. Read more
Federal policy's local impact
A change in U.S. rule could have adverse effects on immigrant families and the Coachella Valley economy. Read more
August is National Breastfeeding Month
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization recommend exclusively breastfeeding babies through 6 months old. 24.9 percent of American babies are. Read more
Summer Homeless Survival Fund
As desert temps rise this summer, often 110 degrees and higher, sleeping outside can be life-threatening. Please join a local effort to establish overnight shelters for homeless people in western Coachella Valley. Read more
Escape the Summer Heat
Many daytime cooling centers are available for residents during the intense heat of summer. Find one close to you in this Riverside County directory.
Where there's smoke ...
A new three-year study shows that 35.4 percent of U.S. youths, ages 3-17, were exposed to second-hand smoke. The greatest exposure was among those under 11. More findings
Summer Homeless Survival Fund
As desert temps rise this summer, often 110 degrees and higher, sleeping outside can be life-threatening. Please join a local effort to establish overnight shelters for homeless people in western Coachella Valley. Read more
Community Engagement
Coachella Valley residents participate in listening forums designed to help the District identify priorities in its newly annexed area.  Read more
Rezoning the District
Come fall 2019, where will you live in the Desert Healthcare District? Consider three maps that redraw the Coachella Valley into seven zones.  Read more
Operation Splash
About 100 Coachella Valley youths gathered June 8 at Bagdouma Park Swimcenter for a swim lesson and a ton of fun! Read more
Fit at Any Age
New class gives seniors a leg up on gaining strength and balance.
A Collective Voice
Civic engagement is the way in which people participate in the life of their community to improve and shape its future. Read more

Community Grants Funded

$62,630,040.60
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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

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

VISION
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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Study: Adults with diabetes are reducing prescription drug costs

In the United States, 10.1 percents of adults who are 18 and older have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to survey results from the National Center for Health Statistics and the CDC. Of those with the diagnosis, many reduced their cost of prescription drugs in 2017 and 2018. They did so in two primary ways, including not taking their medication as often as prescribed. See the results.
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Federal policy decisions may harm Coachella Valley health, economy




















A new rule, which redefines "public charge," may harm the health of immigrant families, with undesirable side-effects on the Coachella Valley economy. Local agriculture, construction, and hospitality industries largely depend on a healthy immigrant population. Because of the rule, many in this workforce who are indispensable to our local economy, will stop using services essential to their health and well-being. 










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District Board seeks more details on Tenet's offer to buy hospital

On Tuesday, July 23, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board of Directors asked Tenet Healthcare to revise its offer to buy Desert Regional Medical Center. The Board requested more consideration of the purchase price and more specifics on plans to meet seismic requirements and to support the community.   

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