Healthcare district, Palm Springs launch website to connect people with health services

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation have launched a new service, Coachella Valley Health Info Place, that aims to help everyone from residents to healthcare professionals to social workers identify and access healthcare services that could be beneficial to them, their patients or their clients. The website,, will essentially be a free, public database Read More »

Petaluma Health Care District trains local care providers on trauma response

The Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is playing a critical role in helping those impacted by the fires self-heal by serving as a catalyst for collective community action. “The fires caused anxiety and stress throughout the region, elevating the need for education and access to trauma-informed care,” said Ramona Faith, CEO. “To respond to this Read More »

Children’s Advocacy Center moves

Child victims of crime in Calaveras County have a new place to heal. The Calaveras Children’s Counseling and Advocacy Center has moved to 1934 Highway 26, Valley Springs, and is open for business. Previously in San Andreas, the center offers free counseling, advocacy and support for child victims of crime and their families. The new Read More »

Dental checks to move into schools thanks to virtual technology

YUCCA VALLEY — Preventing dental disease in children across the Morongo Basin is the goal of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District’s new dental program. The new Virtual Dental Home Initiative was presented by Ronald A. Stewart, executive director of the district’s two health clinics, March 1. The new program uses technology to link health center Read More »

ACHD Appoints New Director

(February 20, 2018) The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) is pleased to announce the election of Linda Wagner, CEO of Seneca Healthcare District, as Trustee on the ACHD Board of Directors. “It is such an honor to be instated to the Board of ACHD. I’m excited to work alongside a great group of influential Read More »

‘It’s going to take a whole community:’ Petaluma’s Elece Hempel leads fire healing effort

When Elece Hempel sought to transition from the high-powered tech world into the nonprofit realm, she had to convince Petaluma People Services Center’s leadership she was right for the job. After two months of working for free, she was hired by the nonprofit, and she hasn’t looked back since. With creative thinking and tenacity, she’s Read More »