The Street Medicine Program at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert campus has received $50,000 from the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation.
The grant will be used to help improve healthcare in underserved communities, provide more mobile medical clinics and improve health-related infrastructure in the Coachella Valley, according to a statement posted on the university’s website.
“Funds from the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation will provide support for us to continue our efforts to grow our Street Medicine program,” said Diane Vines, the program’s coordinator and a member of the university’s nursing faculty, in the statement.
“We are providing much-needed healthcare services for homeless and unsheltered people in the Coachella Valley, and preparing our future nurses to understand the needs of this vulnerable population.”
The Street Medicine program is a collaboration of the Nursing Department at the Palm Desert campus, the UC Riverside School of Medicine, Desert Regional Medical Center, Well in the Desert, and the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, according to the statement.