About HARC and COVID-19
HARC is committed to supporting the health, wellness, and quality of life for all. As such, we are abiding by Governor Newsom’s “stay-at-home” order in an effort to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

However, we are still here for you! All HARC staff members are working from home, so we anticipate no interruption to our services at this time. We will respond to emails and phone calls within one business day.

Our Data Release Event was a webinar on March 31st. If you missed the webinar, please visit our Coachella Valley Community Health Survey page where you can link to the recorded webinar, download the latest Executive Report and view all details of the 2019 community health data release.

Our existing projects will go forward with some adaptations.

If you need support during these times such as collecting data, analyzing data, conducting evaluation or research, please reach out to us! There are many ways we can collect data while still maintaining social distancing, such as online surveys, virtual focus groups, and telephone interviews. These are challenging times, so if you need data to better serve your constituents, we are here to help. Just email staff@HARCdata.org to get started.

COVID-19 Needs Assessment Survey
Thanks to generous funders, HARC was able to conduct a Coachella Valley Community Health Needs Assessment survey in June 2020. The survey closed on July 5, 2020, and HARC staff are now analyzing the results. The results of the survey will be made available to the public for free by July 31, 2020.

This report will help local organizations to better understand local health behaviors and attitudes in relation to sheltering-in-place, social distancing, and mask-wearing. It will also provide important information about the impact this pandemic has had on our community financially and emotionally, as well as the resources that are most utilized and most needed. It will include recommendations for moving forward as a community to ensure a successful recovery.

The report will be posted on this page on July 31, and emailed out to HARC’s mailing list, so if you want a copy, please sign up for our mailing list or check back on this page.

This survey was made possible by the generous contributions from Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill, John P. Monahan Foundation, a Donor Advised Fund of the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust, and Western Wind Foundation.

HARC COVID-19-Related Resources
HARC provided this map, based on Riverside University Health System – Public Health’s data, for the Coachella Valley.


HARC created these infographics to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. HARC is dedicated to supporting the health, wellness, and quality of life of our community, before, during, and after this pandemic.


Working from Home Effectively – [April 16, 2020]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During a Pandemic – [April 22, 2020]

Leadership During a Pandemic – [April 29, 2020]

Healthy Eating and Active Living During Lockdown – [May 6, 2020]

Helping Children Cope with the Pandemic – [May 13, 2020]

Staying Safe as Society Re-Opens: What You Need to Know to Keep Safe From COVID-19 – [May 20, 2020]

Engaging with the Community and Collecting Data Despite COVID-19 – [June 3, 2020]

How to Stretch Your Money During a Pandemic – [June 11, 2020]

How to Be an Ally for Racial Justice – [June 24, 2020]

Travel Guidelines During COVID-19 – [July 22, 2020]

Coachella Valley COVID-19 Assessment – [August 12, 2020]

Other Resources
To learn more about COVID-19-related resources locally, please visit this page assembled by United Way of the Desert: https://www.unitedwayofthedesert.org/coronavirus-updates

Here is a resource list put together by the Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance and Riverside University Health System – Public Health: https://harcdata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-Resource-List-RUHS-PH.jpg


Please Donate
During this time of crisis, our funding is uncertain. Many of our regular donors are the very organizations that are hit the hardest by this pandemic—the healthcare organizations and providers. Many of our clients are postponing or cancelling projects, reducing our income. We are committed to cutting costs and exploring new ways to bring in revenue so that HARC will continue to exist for years to come. If you can contribute to this effort, we would deeply appreciate it: go to https://harcdata.org/donate/ or mail a check to HARC at 41550 Eclectic Street, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us. We’re all in this together!

–Dr. Jenna LeComte-Hinely, Chief Executive Officer, HARC