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.

 

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

The triennial survey is helps many nonprofits to make their case for funding and to successfully secure funding for critically-needed programs and services. Organizations who use HARC’s data to support their requests for funding bring in millions each survey cycle. For example, our stakeholder surveys of data users show:

  • 2016 Survey: Local organizations brought in over $1.5 million in the first year since the results were released (January 31, 2017 to February 2018). Many organizations continue to use this data, as it’s the most recent data, and thus, this number will continue to grow.
  • 2013 Survey: Local organizations brought in over $5.7 million in the 2 years after the data was released in February 2014.
  • 2010 Survey: Local organizations brought in over $7.1 million in the three years after the data was released in January 2011.