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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley


Desert Healthcare District board approves purchase of $340K mobile medical unit

The district and its partners plan to continue health outreach through the mobile unit, as well as bring educational opportunities to those areas, according to a feasibility study completed by the district.
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Notice Inviting Bids: Completion of Automatic Fire Sprinkler System

Fire Sprinkler installed in a ceiling with smoke drifting up toward it.
The Desert Healthcare District ("District") will receive sealed bids for the Las Palmas Medical Plaza Completion of Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Project at the office of the District no later than 2 p.m. on July 8, 2021, at which time or thereafter bids will be opened and read aloud.  Read the complete notice here.
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COVID-19 vaccine offered to 15,000 DSUSD students

The students’ eligible family members and other Coachella Valley residents also can register to receive the vaccine. In addition to Pfizer, the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available for adults.
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Desert Sands Unified offering vaccines for students

Both first and second doses will be administered over the next several weeks across multiple school campuses. Each site will have about 1,500 doses.
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Healthcare District and RAP Foundation create $200,000 COVID-19 recovery fund for second round of grants for valley nonprofits

Both agencies recently approved contributing $100,000 each to a new $200,000 collaborative fund for a COVID-19 recovery effort. The priority for the collaborative fund is to provide operational/capacity support to the community-based organizations serving vulnerable populations.
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HARC's 2019 health survey yields 4 community reports on valley

"Community Health" appears on screen of an electronic device with a stethoscope in the foreground
In 2019, Health Assessment and Research for Communities (HARC) conducted a community health survey of and for the Coachella Valley, with the support of a District and Foundation grant.
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