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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley


What are the behavioral health needs in the Coachella Valley? Results are in

During 2019, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation conducted a needs assessment (NA) to inform strategies to enhance mental and behavioral health service provision across the Coachella Valley. The primary goals were to provide information to identify needs of current residents, understand gaps in available service provision, and to develop recommendations to ensure that future efforts are targeted to best meet community needs. Reading the findings.
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KESQ: Key CV Link grant may be in jeopardy

The Coachella Valley Association of Governments and the Desert Healthcare District have been in talks over the (CV Link) grant for years. News Channel 3's Madison Weil spoke to both sides on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 26), asking when and if that money will be going towards CV Link construction after all. 

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The Desert Sun: $10M CV Link grant in limbo, could delay project

A $10 million Desert Healthcare District grant to help fund development of the CV Link could be in jeopardy and coming back for further board review, with the district treasurer suggesting the funds be reallocated to other areas. If the money is pulled, the CV Link’s construction plan for 2020 could be delayed or altered, officials said. 
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State lawmakers earmark $10 million for homelessness services

People experiencing homelessness in the greater Palm Springs soon could see expanded services and programs thanks to a state budget bill provision for $10 million in one-time funding.
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Third-graders set to take Ready Set Swim plunge. Here's what you should know

Ready Set Swim to start Sept 2019
Ready Set Swim, the program that teaches Coachella Valley third-graders how to swim, is making a splash.  The lessons are free, provided courtesy of the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation and other partners. For details about what parents of participating students should know, check out our flyer here.
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