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East Valley Grant Process Begins
Nonprofit organizations and public agencies whose work aligns with the Desert Healthcare Foundation's mission and vision are encouraged to apply for funding. Read the Request for Proposals here.
The Risks of Vaping
As a national debate wages about the health risks associated with vaping, the CDC studies the effects of vapes with vitamin E acetate. Read the report here.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The District and Foundation is issuing a request for proposals commissioning an assessment of Coachella Valley residents' health needs and a health improvement plan. Read the RFP here
12 Holiday Health Tips
The holidays are supposed to be joyful, right? Well, they aren't always. But here are 12 ways to preserve your health and cheer during the holidays. Click here
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
Are you covered?
Open enrollment for affordable health insurance through the state of California has started. To find out if you qualify for assistance, visit Covered CA here
City Keeps Heating Center Open
Individuals experiencing homelessness in Palm Springs will have a place indoors to sleep through the end of the year, as the city has extended operation of its emergency heating center. Please give 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 first outingrecipe and cooking segment on video. 
Childhood Obesity
Nearly 1 in 5 children is affected by obesity, according to the CDC. Many factors contribute to it, including lack of activity, and there are various ways to treat it. 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
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
City Keeps Heating Center Open
Individuals experiencing homelessness in Palm Springs will have a place indoors to sleep through the end of the year, as the city has extended operation of its emergency heating center. Please give here.
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

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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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Where do you live in the newly redrawn Desert Healthcare District?

The Desert Healthcare District consists of seven zones covering the Coachella Valley. Each zone has a population of about 60,000 residents, and is represented by a Director on the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board. To see where you live in the District, including the newly annexed area east of Cook Street, click on this interactive link and select the "Cholla 2" map.
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Foundation launches East Valley grant opportunity

The Desert Healthcare Foundation is offering funding for core operating support to eligible organizations that serve eastern Coachella Valley residents and provide activities and programs that align with the Foundation's community health focus area of primary care and behavioral health access.
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What are the behavioral health needs in the Coachella Valley? Results are in

During 2019, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation conducted a needs assessment (NA) to inform strategies to enhance mental and behavioral health service provision across the Coachella Valley. The primary goals were to provide information to identify needs of current residents, understand gaps in available service provision, and to develop recommendations to ensure that future efforts are targeted to best meet community needs. Reading the findings.
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