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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Find a Coachella Valley Vaccination Clinic
Eligible students (12 years old and up) and their families are encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Discover local clinics and vaccines here
District to Host Public Hearing on Zones
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation invites the public to participate in redrawing its seven geographic zones based on the 2020 U.S. Census. To access the proposed maps and  Oct. 24 hearing, please click here
Where to Find Mental Health Resources
Throughout October, which is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, learn to identify the mental health challenges and resources available 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
Find a Coachella Valley Vaccination Clinic
Eligible students (12 years old and up) and their families are encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Discover local clinics and vaccines 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.
Coachella Valley COVID-19 Response
Here are the latest data from the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative's response to COVID-19 in the valley. The collaborative was formed in fall 2020 by the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation. See the infographic 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
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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Desert Healthcare District Board Director Carmina Zavala is Recognized as Trustee of the Year at annual state meeting

As a mental health professional working with chronically mentally ill patients at a Palm Springs outpatient clinic, Zavala brings to the District knowledge and experience in one of its recent focus areas, behavioral health. 
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October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

Learn to identify the signs and symptoms of depression and other mental health challenges, as well as the many resources that are available to help Coachella Valley residents.
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Community Health Needs Assessment reveals Coachella Valley residents' health priorities and inequities

What we have learned may potentially broaden the scope of how the District addresses health inequities and allocates resources to build on the Coachella Valley's current healthcare infrastructure.
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