What is the Coachella Valley Community Health Survey?

Every three years, HARC conducts a random-digit-dial telephone health survey of about 2,500 households in the Coachella Valley. The survey covers topics such as healthcare coverage, healthcare utilization, health behaviors, major disease, mental health, and more. The survey is conducted in English and Spanish, and it covers both adults and children in order to provide an unbiased, statistically reliable snapshot of the health of the Coachella Valley.

Watch the 1 minute explainer video below to learn more about the survey and how it can be used to improve lives in the Coachella Valley:

 

Accessing Coachella Valley Community Health Survey Data
Results from these surveys can be accessed for free in a variety of ways:

Executive Report

HARC’s Executive Reports provide summarize overall survey findings, examine Coachella Valley trends over time, and compare results to the county, state, and nation where applicable. PDF versions of these invaluable reports are available for free with the completion of a simple survey. Click here to access them now.

Special Reports and Data Briefs

HARC also publishes special reports and data briefs that examine the Coachella Valley data in greater detail. Special reports are funded separately, and include topics such as mental health and respiratory health, as well as populations of special interest such as seniors, young children, and veterans. These reports are available at no charge after taking a brief survey. Click here to access them now.

HARCsearch
Not finding exactly what you’re looking for?  Use HARCsearch, our free online searchable database to access dozens of community health indicators.  With a few clicks, you can generate tables of results specially tailored to your interests. This online database lets you compare HARC’s data from 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 easily. You can even segment the results by demographic variables like age, gender, income, and more.

Need some guidance? Watch our “How To Use HARCsearch” video below. Ready to search? Click here to access HARCSearch now.

 

I have lived in several areas of the US and can say that your health surveys in the Coachella Valley are truly extraordinary. I don't know any other locale where this invaluable resource is available." Greer Sullivan, MD, Associate Dean of Population Health, Director of the Center for Healthy Communities, UCR School of Medicine

The Impact of HARC’s Coachella Valley Community Health Survey
HARC’s Community Health Survey provides baseline data to our community about our demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and about our health status and health risks. This provides background information that helps our community identify issues that need more focused attention. HARC’s data is often used to:

  • Apply for grant-funding
  • Develop needed programs and services
  • Develop public policy
  • Prioritize needs

In the past five years, dozens of organizations have leveraged HARC’s data into over $12.8 million in funding for needed programs and services to improve the health of the Coachella Valley community.

 

The impact of HARC's Coachella Valley Community Health Survey infographic