Health to Hope Clinics support CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine program with generous gift

 

PALM DESERT – Health to Hope Clinics has awarded a financial gift of more than $26,000 to the Nursing Street Medicine program at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.

The gift will be used to improve access to healthcare for traditionally underserved populations, increase mobile medical clinics, improve health-related infrastructure in the Coachella Valley and strengthen engagement of nurses and nursing students with the homeless, unsheltered and vulnerable populations in the Coachella Valley.

The CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine program includes collaborative partnerships with the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine, Well in the Desert, Desert Regional Medical Center family medicine residency program, Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church and Lutheran Social Services of Southern California.

“This generous gift from Health to Hope Clinics will provide support for us to continue our efforts to grow our Nursing Street Medicine program,” said Diane Vines, Nursing Street Medicine program coordinator and CSUSB nursing faculty member. “We are providing much-needed healthcare services for homeless and unsheltered people in the Coachella Valley, and preparing our future nurses to understand the needs of this vulnerable population.”

“Health to Hope is grateful for the local support of CSUSB and opportunity to partner and assist this organization that walks alongside our vulnerable population locally,” said board vice chair, Matt List.