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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
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
In recognition of the national designation, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation spotlights the work its doing collectively with multiple organizations to improve access to behavioral/mental health services and programs in the Coachella Valley. Read more.
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.
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
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
In recognition of the national designation, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation spotlights the work its doing collectively with multiple organizations to improve access to behavioral/mental health services and programs in the Coachella Valley. Read more.
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
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
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.
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
COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
On July 27, the Desert Healthcare and Foundation Board asked business and school leaders to implement these health and safety recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Coachella Valley. Read more.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 CVHIP.com 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. 
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. 

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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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Healthcare District Seeks Proposals to Provide Behavioral Health Access & Education to Children Who Are 0-18

The Request for Proposals is in alignment with the District and Foundation's new, five-year Strategic Plan. June 10, 2022, is the application deadline, with contracts set to begin August 1, 2022.
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Desert Healthcare District and Tenet Healthcare Move Toward Next Steps to Fulfill Seismic Retrofitting Needs at Desert Regional Medical Center by 2030

The next milestone will be January 2024, and will require the completion of a full, non-structural, engineering evaluation, which Tenet and the District will provide to the state Health Care Access and Information Department.
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