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Nonprofit Spotlight: Hanson House provides sanctuary

Nonprofit Spotlight: Hanson House
Leaving a loved one who is critically ill or injured at the hospital can be dismaying for Coachella Valley residents and visitors who live outside of Palm Springs. While the hospital is often the best place for the family member to receive care, being separated from them by a great distance can affect the peace of mind of all involved. Thankfully, there's Hanson House.
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A Collective Voice: Supporting Civic Engagement and Partnerships to Impact Community Health and Well-Being

Participants in civic engagement
Civic engagement is the way in which people participate in the life of their community to improve and shape its future. Strategic alignment is built from an inclusive, culturally relevant and collaborative voice. However, civic participation tends to be cumbersome because information is often ill-catered to citizens and residents often feel as though their voices are never heard.  Check out the informational brief.
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Hot summer is a serious risk to Coachella Valley homeless. Help protect them

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation has joined with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments, Riverside County and city governments to address the homelessness challenge. ... The summer heat is here. We need to provide immediate relief to the homeless during the hot summer months.
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County, valley cities to open 3 emergency nighttime cooling centers

 After a successful trial of an emergency nighttime cooling center in Palm Springs from June 11-14, Riverside County and the cities of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs and Cathedral City are pleased to announce a partnership to open three much-needed overnight cooling centers in the western Coachella Valley this summer, beginning July 1.  Read more
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Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs to open cooling centers for homeless

Three cities in the western Coachella Valley will open emergency overnight cooling shelters on July 1 for individuals experiencing homelessness. The centers will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week between July 1 and September 30. Each shelter is expected to accommodate 30 people. 


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Board commits $1 million to aid valley homelessness efforts

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board continued its commitment to support efforts to eliminate homelessness across the Coachella Valley on Tuesday (June 25), approving a $1 million grant for homeless efforts and a $50,000 matching fund to provide shelter for the homeless during hot summer nights.
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Healthcare Foundation launches emergency summer homeless fund

Homeless Asleep on Bench



The Desert Healthcare Foundation — in partnership with Riverside County, Coachella Valley Association of Governments, and desert cities such as Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs — is working on a plan to establish emergency overnight homeless shelters during the summer months. We need your help. 

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Riverside County, Palm Springs need $250,000 to fund emergency summer homeless shelters

Riverside County and the city of Palm Springs are working on a $250,000 emergency plan that would place 24-hour cooling centers in western Coachella Valley. A fundraising campaign was launched for a new Summer Homeless Survival Fund, managed by the Desert Healthcare District/Foundation, but utilized by Riverside County and the city of Palm Springs to address the emergency needs. 




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District Board welcomes medical doctor as new CEO

Board hires Conrado E. Barzaga as CEO
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board of Directors named Dr. Conrado E. Bárzaga as its new chief executive officer on Tuesday, June 11. Dr. Bárzaga brings more than 20 years of experience as a nonprofit leader in the public health and public policy field.
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Desert Healthcare District works to redraw election zone lines and wants your input

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation wants residents to help decide where re-zoning lines will be drawn in preparation for next year's elections, when four seats will be voted upon. The aim is to include portions of the valley in each zone that are similar, not just in health needs, but also in demographic areas.
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Community Listening Forum: Indio

Indio Community Listening Forum (3 of 6)
March 28, 2019 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Employment Development Department Center
44199 Monroe St., Indio, CA 92201

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Community Listening Forum: North Shore

North Shore Community Listening Forum (4 of 6)
April 4, 2019 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
North Shore Beach and Yacht Club
99155 Sea View Drive, Mecca, CA 92254

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Community Listening Forum: La Quinta

La Quinta Community Listening Forum (5 of 6)
April 11, 2019 (5 - 7 p.m.)
La Quinta Medical Center - JFK Education Center, Conference Room #150
47-647 Caleo Bay, La Quinta, CA 92253



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Community Listening Forum: Coachella

Coachella Community Listening Forum (2 of 6)

March 7, 2019 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

Coachella Library

1500 6th St., Coachella, CA 92236

 











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Community Listening Forum: Sun City Palm Desert

Sun City Palm Desert Community Listening Forum (6 of 6)
April 18, 2019 (5:30 - 7 p.m.)
Sun City Palm Desert - Sunset View Clubhouse (Canyon/Palm Room)
36890 Del Webb Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211

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East Valley residents identify health priorities

Residents reveal health needs
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation staff recently hosted six community listening forums across the newly annexed area of the District: Mecca, North Shore, Coachella, La Quinta, Sun City Palm Desert and Indio. The goal of the forums was to start to understand the needs and priorities of the newly annexed area. Here's what we learned:
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Mecca Community Listening Forum (1 of 6)

February 21, 2019 (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) 

Boys and Girls Club 

91391 66th Ave., Mecca, CA 92254

 




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District presents new proposed zone maps

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is hosting public hearings this spring and next fall to give valley residents opportunities to review proposed maps that divide the District into geographic zones. Residents' participation is key to the process to redraw the District from five to seven zones.


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