updated community health needs assessment


In 2017, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors approved the engagement of USC Sol Price School of Public Policy to convene the first-of-its-kind Community Health Needs Assessment in the Morongo Basin.

The resulting document, unveiled in fall 2017, was a comprehensive and thorough analysis of the state of health in the District's service area (District's service area). It includes a review of health indicators, social determinants of health impacting our area, asset mapping, and demographic information.

In keeping with the requirements outlined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for our Federally Qualified Health Center, the Morongo Basin Community Health Center, the 2017 document underwent a review at the three-year point to determine if any more current data or research was available since its publication.

This 2020 revision reflects updated information derived from County and local sources. As new data becomes available, the 2020 document will be updated.

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District and its Community Health Center focuses on access to primary healthcare, healthcare promotion and chronic disease management and prevention. The purpose of this document and resulting initiatives is to examine the documented, unmet community healthcare needs and match those needs with interventions that are feasible, realistic and sustainable. The overarching goals of the document and the resulting strategic plan are to identify strengths and limitations within the District's service area; define the needs and assets within the communities we serve; and partner with health professional and regional and county networks with similar goals of improving the health and wellness of our communities.

Please email identified omissions and errors found in the document to kgraley@MBHDistrict.org to incorporate into future updates.