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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley


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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Coachella Valley suicide rate outpaces state, national numbers, new report finds

This is the first time the healthcare district has conducted a valley-wide community needs assessment since voters approved expanding its boundaries east of Cook Street in November 2018. That doubled the district's coverage area.
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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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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Here's what you should know

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If you or someone you know is in need of suicide prevention support options, check out this helpful information on the signs and symptoms of suicide and linkages to supportive services.
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Weekly mobile health unit coming to James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center

A mobile medical unit, operated and staffed by Borrego Health, will visit the historically Black and underserved neighborhood weekly to provide services including family medicine, women's health and pregnancy tests, COVID-19 testing and labs, and more.
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Desert Healthcare District Board strongly recommends full vaccinations and masks indoors for Coachella Valley employees and students

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The community health and safety recommendations would remain in place until a vaccination rate of at least 80 percent is reached in the ?Coachella Valley. An additional 106,707 individuals must be fully vaccinated to accomplish this goal.
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