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Desert Healthcare District Board Director Carmina Zavala is Recognized as Trustee of the Year at annual state meeting

A head shot of Carmina Zavala, Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board Director, Zone 3. Photo by Lani Garfield
As a mental health professional working with chronically mentally ill patients at a Palm Springs outpatient clinic, Zavala brings to the District knowledge and experience in one of its recent focus areas, behavioral health. 
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October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

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Learn to identify the signs and symptoms of depression and other mental health challenges, as well as the many resources that are available to help Coachella Valley residents.
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Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and Martha's Village to Continue Palm Springs Summer Cooling Shelter through October

The contract was supposed to end on September 30th, but Supervisor Perez was able to secure an additional month’s worth of funding for Martha’s Village to continue its operations. 
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Community Health Needs Assessment reveals Coachella Valley residents' health priorities and inequities

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What we have learned may potentially broaden the scope of how the District addresses health inequities and allocates resources to build on the Coachella Valley's current healthcare infrastructure.
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