USDA Selects Ready, Set, Swim! Coachella Valley As California Success Story

Desert Healthcare District and Foundation (DHCD) and Desert Recreation District (DRD) are pleased to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture has selected Ready, Set, Swim! Coachella Valley as a featured Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) “Success Story” on its website. The program is one of only four programs recognized from the state Read More »

California Doesn’t Have Enough Doctors, and This Bad Law Isn’t Helping

California doesn’t have enough doctors. By 2025, the state will be short about 4,700 primary-care physicians, according to a recent report from the UC San Francisco Healthforce Center. This will result in more people turning to costly emergency-room visits for routine care, it predicts. One solution is to expand the role of well-trained nurse practitioners, who can Read More »

Fallbrook Executive Director Bobbi Palmer Named in ‘Outstanding Women in Business’

FALLBROOK, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2017) —- Executive Director Bobbi Palmer, MBA, MSW of the Fallbrook Regional Health District gushed to The Village News upon hearing of her ‘Outstanding Women in Business’ honor: “It probably sounds cliche; however, I enjoy serving.” The fall 2017 issue of The Village News Lifestyle magazine puts Palmer in good company, featuring country music icon Read More »

California Healthcare District Leaders Gather to Learn & Share How to Improve Health & Well-Being for their Communities

SACRAMENTO – More than 100 Healthcare District trustees and professional staff from across the state gathered for ACHD’s 65th Annual Meeting, September 12-14, to learn and share about the challenges and opportunities their communities face as they navigate the evolving landscape of healthcare. The three-day conference in San Diego – titled “Future Roles and Challenges Read More »

Senate unanimously passes landmark measure to expand early intervention for mental illness

AB 1315 would create a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership to expand evidence-based models for early detection, prevention and intervention of psychosis and serious mood disorders. SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a landmark measure to advance and expand early intervention services for psychosis and serious mood disorders. The measure now stands just Read More »

Landmark measure to fund early intervention for mental illness moves to full Senate

AB 1315 would create a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership to expand evidence-based models for early detection, prevention and intervention of psychosis and serious mood disorders. SACRAMENTO, CA – A landmark measure to advance and expand early intervention services for psychosis and serious mood disorders moved out of the California Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file on a Read More »

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District offers new radiology technology

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District purchased an additional new radiology device that will provide better diagnoses and treat many forms of cancer, gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders, and other traumatic injuries for Imperial Valley families. The newly purchased TOSHIBA Aquilion 64 CT SYSTEM with the VeloCT console will improve image quality without risking patients and emits 40 percent less radiation than its previous Read More »