Coachella Fiesta de la Salud #1
Our first Fiesta de la Salud took place on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bobby Duke Middle School Cafeteria. One hundred twenty-four (124) participants signed-in. There may have been more people in attendance since, some families in attendance only had one person sign in. The purpose of the workshop was to:
- Provide information and education on health programs and assets in the community;
- Ensure that community members understand the General Plan Update process;
- Gain an understanding of the purpose and benefits of a Community Health and Wellness Element; and
- Clarify key health issues and opportunities in Coachella.
Coachella Fiesta de la Salud #2
The second Fiesta de la Salud took place on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bobby Duke Middle School Cafeteria. Ninety-four (94) participants signed-in. There may have been more people in attendance since some families in attendance only had one person sign-in for the entire family. The purpose of the workshop was to:
- Provide an update on the General Plan Update and Health Element process
- Present the community’s existing health conditions
- Gain participant feedback on potential policy directions/solutions to health problems in Coachella
The meeting portion of the meeting began with opening remarks from Coachella Development Services Director Linda Guillis.
Coachella Unicorporated Input on Fiesta de la Salud
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Coachella Fiesta de la Salud #3
The Fiesta de la Salud #3 took place on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Bobby Duke Middle School Cafeteria. The purpose of the workshop was to provide an update to the community on the content in the Health Element and obtain feedback on the Draft General Plan. The workshop include interactive stations to prioritize health, economic, land use, transportation, and climate change goals for the City of Coachella.
The California Endowment’s (TCE) Building Healthy Communities program awarded the City of Coachella a grant to include public health analysis and a Community Health and Wellness Element (CHWE) in its General Plan update process. As part of this process, the City of Coachella formed a Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC) comprised of stakeholder and technical experts to advise and provide feedback to the City throughout the CHWE process. The City expects to convene a total of seven WAC meetings over the course of the next year and a half.
List of Reports that are coming out
Public drafts WAC meeting and Fiesta agenda/minutes
Community Visioning Forums
Initial Visioning Workshops took place in 2009 in three different neighborhood locations. The West Sector, Cesar Chavez School on January 22, 2009, the Central Sector, Boys and Girls Club on January 27, 2009 and the East Sector, Valle Del Sol School on February 05, 2009. Residents focused on the following topics:
What is Visioning?
It is a process through which a Community creates a shared vision for its future and plans to achieve that future over time.
- Visioning is what you want to see your City like in 10-20 years
- Visioning is long term and may take several years if not 10-20 years to see full results or action
Where Visioning Fits:
- Where are we now? (assessment)
- Where are we going? (trends analysis)
- Where do we want to be? (visioning)
- How do we get there? (action planning)
- Are we getting there? (measured progress)
What Visioning Accomplishes:
- Confirms core community values
- Responds to emerging trends and issues
- Promotes Community Buy-in
- Allows creating Citywide & Neighborhood Identities
- Establishes a unique long-term vision
- Helps guide planning and policy development