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Coachella Valley Healthcare Access and Wellness Strategic Plan 2010

Coachella Valley Healthcare Access and Wellness Strategic Plan 2010

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Coachella Valley
Healthcare Initiative
COACHELLA VALLEY
HEALTHCARE
ACCESS
AND WELLNESS
STRATEGIC PLAN
December
2010
 
CoachellaValleyHealthcareAccessandWellnessStrategicPlan
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TABLEOFCONTENTS
BACKGROUND
TheCoachellaValleyHealthcareCrisis2TheCoachellaValleyHealthcareInitiative2TheApproach2HealthcareAccessBarriersandSolutions4TheStrategicPlanFramework4Opportunities4
THESTRATEGICPLAN
VISION6MISSION6GOALSANDSTRATEGIES6 ACTIONPLANS10PERFORMANCEEVALUATION10STRATEGICPLANRE-EVALUATION10
 
CoachellaValleyHealthcareAccessandWellnessStrategicPlan
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 ACKGROUND
TheCoachellaValleyHealthcareCrisis.
TheCoachellaValleyhasahealthcarecrisisduetothemagnitudeofinsufficienthealthcareaccessaswellasthedisparitiesinaccesstohealthcareexperiencedbydifferentcommunities.Thereisanalarmingshortageofhealthcareproviders,namelyprimarycarephysiciansintheregionandevenfewerwhoserveincommunitieswithhighratesofpoverty.Furthermore,thecurrenteconomiccrisisandrisingunemploymentrateshaveleftmanyresidentswithouthealthinsuranceandunabletoaffordbasicandneededhealthcare.ThedegreeofpovertyandlackofhealthcareservicesmakecommunitiesintheCoachellaValleyamongstthemostunderservedinthestateofCalifornia.TheCoachellaValleyhealthcarecrisisisanurgentandcompellingprobleminneedofasolution.
TheCoachellaValleyHealthcareInitiative.
NumerousdevotedpeopleandorganizationshaveandcontinuetobededicatedtoimprovinghealthcareaccessforthemedicallyunderservedcommunitiesintheCoachellaValley.Theirtirelesseffortsaredeservingofpraise.PrevioushealthandhealthcareassessmentreportshaveleadtoabetterunderstandingoftheCoachellaValley’shealthcareneeds,strengths,weaknesses,andaccessbarriers.ManyresidentsoftheCoachellaValleyneverthelesscontinuetofacelargedisparitiesandobstaclesinobtaininghealthcare.ThepurposeoftheCoachellaValleyHealthcareInitiative(CVHI)istoimprovehealthcareaccessintheCoachellaValleywiththegoalofreducinghealthcaredisparitiesandimprovinghealthoutcomesandwellnessforallresidents.Theirfirstendeavoristofacilitateacommunity-based,collaborative,andregionalCoachellaValleyHealthcareAccessandWellnessStrategicPlantobeusedasacommunityguidewiththecommonpurposetoremedythehealthcarecrisis.
TheApproach.
InordertounderstandthebreadthoftheCoachellaValley’shealthcarecrisis,thenatureofthehealthcareaccessbarriersandtheirsolutions,and

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