Desert Healthcare District/Foundation

Our Vision...

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


Nominating Board Candidates

Nominating Board Candidates

The nomination period for candidates to serve on the Desert Healthcare District Board of Directors is July 16 through August 10, with nomination materials available starting Monday, July 16.

Candidates can obtain nomination materials from the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, 2724 Gateway Drive, Riverside CA 92507. They also have the option of obtaining materials from the Desert Healthcare District Board clerk, Andrea Hayles, during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 1140 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262. Read the Candidate Handbook and see a sample application for further details.

Two of the five zones in the District’s newly adopted map will be up for election in November. Board seats will be open in Zones 2 and 4.

Completed applications and accompanying materials, along with the required deposit, can be filed directly with the Registrar of Voters or through the District office.

Candidates are required to pay a deposit of $1,150 that covers the application cost.

All materials must be filed by 5 p.m. August 10 with the Registrar. Early filing is encour

District/Foundation Information

District/Foundation Information

Board of Directors emphasizes importance of community input with switch to 6 p.m. start for Desert Healthcare District Board Meetings; Foundation start time is immediately following conclusion of District meeting. The District Board Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Support for Health: Grants

Support for Health: Grants

The Desert Healthcare District/Foundation provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations to develop and implement programs and services and to promote policy change that helps support and encourage a healthy lifestyle for residents of all ages.  Read more.

What’s New


The Desert Healthcare District/Foundation is moving to zone-based elections to allow for the best representation of the communities served by the District. Community members within the current District boundaries are encouraged to attend and provide input. Click here for more information


El Desert Healthcare District and Foundation se muda a elecciones basadas en zonas para brindar la mejor representación a las comunidades servidas por el Distrito. Invitamos la asistencia de los miembros de la comunidad y su aportación. Para mas información haga clic aquí