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Expansion Passes - What's Next?
On Nov. 6, 2018, Coachella Valley voters overwhelmingly approved Measure BB to expand the Desert Healthcare District to cover the entire valley. With expansion comes the appointment of two new Directors from the newly annexed area and rezoningthe expanded District.
Measure "BB": Desert Healthcare District Expansion
Here's the ballot measure, including an analysis and argument, which Coachella Valley voters will see at the polls on November 6, 2018.
District Dives Into Water Safety for Kids
For four years, the Desert Healthcare District/Foundation and community partners have offered swimming lessons to third-graders. More than 1,800 students have graduated from the program. In addition, Riverside County Department of Public Health educators teach the students about nutrition and making healthy eating choices.
Check out CVHIP
Seeking information on food assistance, smoking cessation and other health- and wellness-related matters, but you're not sure where to look?
Visit the Coachella Valley Health Info Place at cvhip.com, type a topic in the search engine and quickly learn what's available in the desert community. (Various translations are available.)
The Board of Directors emphasizes the importance of community input with the switch to a 6 p.m. start time for Desert Healthcare District Board Meetings; Foundation start time is immediately following the conclusion of District meetings. The District Board Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month.
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.