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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Find a Coachella Valley COVID-19 Clinic
Eligible residents (6 months 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
2022 Annual Report: Healthcare District & Foundation Awards $6.3Million
Explore the highlights of our grants program and seven public health initiatives, including our response to COVID-19 and mpox, as well as many other achievements. Read more.
'Clinic on Wheels' Headed Your Way
Coachella Valley residents will soon have greater access to health and wellness services thanks to a new, 26-foot, mobile medical clinic. Read more.
Our New 5-Year Strategic Plan
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board recently set new goals, priorities and strategies for future funding and program opportunities in the Coachella Valley. Please read our new Strategic Plan.

Behavioral Health in the Coachella Valley's Black Communities 

This February, which is Black History Month, we are spotlighting the unique behavioral/mental health challenges that persist for Black and African American residents, and the important resources that are available to help. Read more.



Find a Coachella Valley COVID-19 Clinic
Eligible residents (6 months 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
2022 Annual Report: Healthcare District & Foundation Awards $6.3 Million
Explore the highlights of our grants program and seven public health initiatives, including our response to COVID-19 and mpox, as well as many other achievements. Read more.
Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Earns Top Awards from ACHD
Board Director Leticia De Lara and CEO Conrado Barzaga, MD, were recognized in September as the 2022 Trustee of the Year and CEO of the Year, respectively. Read more.
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.
The Future of Health Careers
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation launched a scholarship program with OneFuture Coachella Valley to advance racial equity in health professions. Meet the first local scholarship recipients. 
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.
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. 
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. 
Behavioral/Mental Health Awareness
Are you or someone you love experiencing behavioral and mental health challenges? The first step to getting the help that is available is to identify what's going on. Take this self-test. 
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
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
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.
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.
MPX (Monkeypox) Resource Guide
Learn more about vaccine availability and other resources that are available in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County here.

Community Grants Funded

$93,073,435
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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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Desert Healthcare District Will Spotlight 18 Community Partners at A Night of Stars on April 21

A Night of Stars recognizes dedication to health and wellness in the Coachella Valley. The 18 award recipients are organizations and individuals who have been integral to the District and Foundation's COVID-19 response during the past three years.


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Annual Report: Desert Healthcare District & Foundation Awards $6.3 Million in Grants and Other Funds in 2022

The report, available in English and Spanish, presents the impact of the District and Foundation's grants program and seven public health initiatives including its COVID-19 response.


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