Desert Healthcare District and 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.

Choose Health

Choose Health

Healthcare and dental clinics open and expand across the Coachella Valley as healthcare organizations prepare for the additional 90,000 Coachella Valley residents now eligible for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  Read more

Live Well

Live Well

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 which help support and encourage a healthy lifestyle for residents of all ages.  Read more.

Health Heroes

What’s New

COACHELLA VALLEY – January 4, 2018 – The New Year promises to be one of continuing transformation as Desert Healthcare District/Foundation Board Member Les Zendle, MD, takes the helm as president. “As I enter my second year on the Board, I am thrilled to lead the charge for the organization with a focus on services, programs and facilities, especially centered on behavioral health, and the proposed expansion of the District to encompass the East Valley,” said Zendle, adding, “Expanding access for all of our residents under our One Coachella Valley approach is essential.” (COMPLETE NEWS RELEASE)