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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Indio Leaders Recognize District
City Council acknowledges Desert Healthcare District and Foundation's expansion and support of nonprofits.
Community Engagement
Coachella Valley residents participate in listening forums designed to help the District identify priorities in its newly annexed area. 
Homelessness Initiative
A diverse segment of Coachella Valley residents, including children, is increasingly affected by homelessness.
Saddle Up
District grant supports equine therapy for Coachella Valley residents.
Ready Set Swim!
Swimming program makes a splash in youth fitness and nutrition.
District Board Expands
Two Indio residents are sworn in to serve on new 7-member Board.

Fit at Any Age
New class gives seniors a leg up on gaining strength and balance.

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.

Nonprofit Spotlight


District Board appoints new Zone 5 Director

Arthur S. Shorr of Palm Desert brings to the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board a great deal of experience in the healthcare industry, in which he's worked since 1970. He served in executive management positions, an international healthcare consulting firm he founded and managed, and on hospital governing boards. He replaces Director Jennifer Wortham who retired in April. 

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Board elects 3 officers, begins appointment process for new Director

On Tuesday, April 23, three officers were elected by the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Les Zendle replaced Jennifer Wortham as president, Leticia De Lara was elected vice-president/secretary, and Mark Matthews retained his position as treasurer.
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Rezoning process launches with public hearing

Coachella Valley residents will have four opportunities to help shape the District's new zones, starting at the April 23 public hearing.
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