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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley

District presents new proposed zone maps

We want to hear from you, Coachella Valley residents.

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is hosting public hearings this spring and next fall to give valley residents opportunities to review proposed maps that divide the District into geographic zones. Residents' participation is key to the process, which ultimately will redraw the District from five small zones in the western end of the desert into seven larger zones that cover the entire valley.

The rezoning process is important as it determines which communities are joined and their representation on the District and Foundation's Board of Directors. A Director is elected from each of the seven zones. In 2020, four of the current Board seats will be up for election.

National Demographics Corporation (NDC) has drafted maps with descriptions to jump-start civic engagement and discussion. The maps can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

NDC Agave Map

NDC Yucca Map

NDC Zone Descriptions

Board and public hearing documents for public review are located here in the Agendas & Documents tab.

Public hearings are scheduled for April 23, May 28, September 24 and October 22. Regularly check the District and Foundation calendar for meeting details at

About the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation

The Desert Healthcare District is a local government agency formed in 1948. Its mission is to achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents. The District includes more than 400,000 residents and encompasses the entire Coachella Valley. The District and Desert Healthcare Foundation, together, are one of the largest funders in the valley. These funds are used to assist residents — especially the underserved — in accessing vitally needed resources, such as primary and behavioral healthcare, housing, food and transportation resources.