In 2019, Health Assessment and Research for Communities (HARC) conducted a community health survey of and for the Coachella Valley, with the support of a District and Foundation grant. One of the deliverables was the creation of trendline data reports on the four focus areas. Read the reports linked here: Healthcare Access; Mental Health; Socioeconomic Needs; and Key/Major Diseases.
Our Community Health Focus
Health Infrastructure and Services
Grants awarded under this focus area will prioritize providing core operating support for community actions that improve health-related infrastructure by increasing access to healthcare for traditionally underserved populations, increasing the number of mobile and portable medical units, and increasing capacity to serve patients through telehealth technology.
Behavioral Health/Mental Health
Grants awarded under this focus area will implement key strategies highlighted in the DHCD Behavioral Health Plan, along with addressing or mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the behavioral health and mental health of our community.
Grants funded under this focus area will build upon or support strategies recommended and implemented by the Coachella Valley Association of Governments-Coachella Valley Homelessness and Engagement Action Response Team (CVHEART). Some of those include cooling centers, case management/wrap-around services, and community outreach.