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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
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
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
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
July is UV Safety Month
Here a few tips the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers to protect yourself from overexposure to ultraviolet light. 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
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
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
Fit at Any Age
New class gives seniors a leg up on gaining strength and balance.
Indio Leaders Recognize District
City Council acknowledges Desert Healthcare District and Foundation's expansion and support of nonprofits.

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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Hot summer is a serious risk to Coachella Valley homeless. Help protect them

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation has joined with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Riverside County and city governments to address the homelessness challenge. ... The summer heat is here. We need to provide immediate relief to the homeless during the hot summer months.
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Board commits $1 million to aid valley homelessness efforts

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board continued its commitment to support efforts to eliminate homelessness across the Coachella Valley on Tuesday (June 25), approving a $1 million grant for homeless efforts and a $50,000 matching fund to provide shelter for the homeless during hot summer nights.
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District Board welcomes medical doctor as new CEO

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board of Directors named Dr. Conrado E. Bárzaga as its new chief executive officer on Tuesday, June 11. Dr. Bárzaga brings more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit leader in the public health and public policy field.
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