The funding will allow the program to continue providing free healthcare services to unsheltered, sheltered and vulnerable populations in the Coachella Valley.
Diane Vines (nursing) was honored by the city of Palm Desert for her service to the community, David Marshall (English) was interviewed for a podcast on advising, and Kathryn Ervin (theatre arts) was the emcee for the topping out ceremony for the new Performing Arts Center.
The city of Palm Desert has declared Aug. 24 as “Dr. Diane Vines Day” to honor the nursing instructor for her leadership and service to the community.
The Houston Family Foundation funding will support behavioral health by utilizing telehealth technologies at nurse clinics throughout the area.
Scholarships will be awarded to nursing students at the Palm Desert Campus who participate in the university’s Nursing Street Medicine program.
The Nursing Street Medicine program increases access to healthcare by serving the sheltered, unsheltered, and other vulnerable populations in the Coachella Valley through nurse clinics and other outreach programs.
Kevin Grisham (geography and environmental studies), Anthony Silard (public administration), David Yaghoubian (history), Diane Vines (nursing) and Vipin Gupta (management) shared their expertise on various topics in the news.
The program has been selected as one of six community partners who will have the opportunity to utilize the mobile unit for medical and educational purposes, which will be purchased by The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation.
The four nursing students are participants in the Street Medicine program that assists the homeless and unsheltered in the Coachella Valley.