Healthy High Desert


Healthy High Desert is a collaborative organized to improve the health
of High Desert residents and provide a platform for collective action.

Healthy High Desert is lead by a Steering Committee made up of representatives from:

  • City of Adelanto
  • Town of Apple Valley
  • City of Hesperia
  • City of Victorville
  • Desert Valley Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • St. Joseph Health – St. Mary
  • Victor Valley Global Medical Center
  • High Desert Community Foundation
  • Academy for Grassroots Organizations and High Desert Resource Network
  • County of San Bernardino-First District Supervisor’s Office
  • San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools 
  • Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District

Academy for Grassroots Organizations currently serves as the facilitator for the group.


Get Involved!  Join a Healthy High Desert collaborative in your community today.



City of Adelanto – Healthy Adelanto
Mark de Manincor & Rachel Carranza


Town of Apple Valley – Healthy Apple Valley
Coordinator: Lena Quinonez
760-240-7000, Ext 7883


City of Hesperia – Healthy Hesperia
Coordinator: Julie Ryan


City of Victorville – Healthy Victorville
Coordinator: Janie Lynch


Policy Briefs


High Desert Health Summits


County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health

In 2006, the Healthy Communities program was created as a central point of contact for health related issues throughout the county.  We provide technical assistance to communities throughout the county giving specific recommendations for policy and environmental strategies to improve residents’ health. We collaborate on multiple projects throughout the region, partnering with schools, community and faith-based organizations, public and private agencies, and city governments. These partnerships are effective tools for improving health in communities.