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Dr. Ruiz and local healthcare organizations hold press conference on president's budget cuts

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz addresses the media at an outdoor podium at D.A.P.
Last week, the Trump administration delivered it's 2021 budget request to congress proposing cuts to Medical, Medicaid, and Social Security. Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz M.D. held a press conference Tuesday speaking out against these cuts.
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Uneven Improvement: Expansion leads to good things but a serious funding disparity needs to be addressed

Leticia De Lara, newly elected president of the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation, discusses the agency's recent support for health-related incidents in eastern Coachella Valley and the challenge to identify additional funding for future efforts there.
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Desert Healthcare Foundation lays groundwork for inclusive future

The 2020 first-quarter issue of Desert Charities News spotlights the Desert Healthcare Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the District that supports its homelessness initiative, behavioral health initiative and free swimming lessons for third-graders. Readers also get to know more about two of the District and Foundation's leaders: CEO Dr. Conrado Barzaga and Director Dr. Les Zendle, who recently served as Board president (see pages 8, 38 & 39).
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Where do you live in the newly redrawn Desert Healthcare District?

2019 Adopted Map of Healthcare District (reduced size)
The Desert Healthcare District consists of seven zones covering the Coachella Valley. Each zone has a population of about 60,000 residents, and is represented by a Director on the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board. To see where you live in the District, including the newly annexed area east of Cook Street, click on this interactive link and select the "Cholla 2" map.
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