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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Coachella Valley Health Survey Results
On March 31, HARC released the results of its community-wide health survey, The survey was supported with funding from the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation. Read the results here.
District Approves Zone Map
On Oct. 22, 2019, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board unanimously approved seven new zones for the election process. Each zone is represented by a Board Director. Read more
Get Help with Behavioral Health
Need help with behavioral health? Not sure? You can ask someone who has been there by calling a Riverside County peer navigation line. Learn more here
Looking for Information on COVID-19?
Explore grant opportunities and requirements here. Check out how to donate medical and non-medical supplies here. And prevention tips, symptoms and more here (en espanol).  
A New Era of the District
On January 10, 2019, U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD, introduced the November 2018 expansion of the Desert Healthcare District into the Congressional Record. Read what he wrote here
East Valley Grant Process Begins
Nonprofit organizations and public agencies whose work aligns with the Desert Healthcare Foundation's mission and vision are encouraged to apply for funding. Read the Request for Proposals here.
Financial Help is Available
COVID-19 is impacting our lives & livelihood in many ways. With the support of the Desert Healthcare District & many other partners, Lift To Rise's Economic Preparation & Protection Plan offers help with food, housing, medical care and financial relief here.  
City Keeps Warming Center Open
Individuals experiencing homelessness in Palm Springs now have a place indoors to sleep, as the city has extended operation of its emergency heating center. Please give here.
Cooking with the District
We're visiting Coachella Valley food banks with a local chef and selecting items to cook up as tasty fare you can make at home. Check out our recent outing, recipe and cooking segment on video. 
Are you covered?
Open enrollment for affordable health insurance through the state of California has started. To find out if you qualify for assistance, visit Covered CA here
The Risks of Vaping
As a national debate wages about the health risks associated with vaping, the CDC studies the effects of vapes with vitamin E acetate. Read the report here.
Childhood Obesity
Nearly 1 in 5 children is affected by obesity, according to the CDC. Many factors contribute to it, including lack of activity, and there are various ways to treat it. Read more
Federal policy's local impact
A change in U.S. rule could have adverse effects on immigrant families and the Coachella Valley economy. Read more
Community Resource Guide
Do you need housing or food assistance? How about a free health clinic? Search the Coachella Valley's resources at or in this guide
Where there's smoke ...
A new three-year study shows that 35.4 percent of U.S. youths, ages 3-17, were exposed to second-hand smoke. The greatest exposure was among those under 11. More findings

Community Grants Funded

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Desert Healthcare District & Foundation

To achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents.

Connecting Coachella Valley residents to health and wellness services and programs through philanthropy, health facilities, information and community education, and public policy.

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