September 27 2016

The California Health Report – Coachella Valley: Structural Racism and the Desert Healthcare District

Photo of trailer in Coachella Valley by Suzanne Potter.
Photo of trailer in Coachella Valley by Suzanne Potter.
…The nearly 70 year-old boundaries have also deepened a divisive east-west separation in Coachella Valley. The district largely covers the western valley, including wealthy communities like Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert. East Coachella Valley lies outside its service boundaries, and is home to the vast majority of valley Latinos who often live in crushing poverty while working in the agricultural and service sectors – often for their white counterparts. In 2010, there was only one primary care physician per every 8,400 residents in the East Coachella Valley…

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