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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley
Initiative:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and HealthCorps

District funds committed to date:
Purpose:
To support health education efforts to reduce childhood obesity and help all children live longer and healthier lives.

Coachella Valley Healthy Schools

2012 to 2016

GOAL: Implement in three Coachella Valley school districts the criteria to develop a healthier school environment
STATUS: 2012-2016
GOAL: School district-level policy change to impact approximately 71,000 students
STATUS: 2012-2016
GOAL: Funds raised at Palm Springs Mayor's Race matched by the Desert Healthcare Foundation for program support
STATUS: 2012

HealthCorps Coordinators

2012 to 2014

GOAL: Place three HealthCorps Coordinators at Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs high schools
STATUS: 2012-2014
GOAL: Complete the alliance's assessment tool to address gaps in each school's policies and programming
STATUS: 2012-2014
GOAL: Create a wellness council, a committee of school staff, students, family and community members
STATUS: 2012-2014
GOAL: Gain bronze status in at least one category within best-practices framework
STATUS: 2012-2014