Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Eastern Coachella Valley (ECV) is a comprehensive community initiative that is creating a revolution in the way Californians think about and support health in their communities. Residents and partners in the City of Coachella and the unincorporated communities of Mecca, Thermal, and North Shore are proving that they can make health happen in their neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. By doing so, they are creating a brighter future for their children. Residents, youth, businesses, and organizations are leading the Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley’s effort to positively change the health of our communities through the creation, implementation, and strategic action guided by the BHC Community Action Plan. Our work is carried out by our Schools, Neighborhoods, and Prevention Action Teams. Although creating real change can be difficult, children in the Eastern Coachella Valley deserve clean water, healthy food, safe places to learn and play, and access to health care so they can live long, healthy lives.