Saturday, April 9 is a brand new Chase.
When the 2022 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards 'The Chase' returns as an all in-person event on April 9, outdoors, at the Palm Springs Convention Center it will be generously presented by Amazon.
We're going to gala like never before, outdoors, 5 pm - 10 pm.
Buy a ticket or a table for you and your friends and support DAP Health's expansion of access to comprehensive care for more of our neighbors right here in the Coachella Valley.
Attendees of The Chase can expect a fast-paced evening hosted by Michael Urie and featuring performances by Deborah Cox, Max von Essen, Eden Espinosa, Spencer Ludwig, and Seth Rudetksy
DAP Health has earned a national reputation as a one-of-a-kind advocacy-based healthcare organization. With an 11,000-square-mile service area – roughly the size of the state of Massachusetts – some clients travel from as far away as Blythe on the Arizona border, as well as from the cities, towns, and rural areas of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.
For 28 years, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards “The Chase” has raised millions of dollars for direct client services at DAP Health. With over 15,000 people in need of medical care in our region, DAP Health needs your help today to expand our services. First organized by and named for famed interior designer Steve Chase — also a DAP donor, volunteer, and board member — these galas are a highlight of the desert community’s social season! Just a few of the honorees, award presenters, and entertainers in the past years have included Ann-Margret, Annette Bloch, Diahann Carroll, Carol Channing, Kristin Chenoweth, Joan Collins, Melissa Etheridge, Queen Latifah, Andy Linsky, Wynonna Judd, George Hamilton, Tom Hanks, Senator Ted Kennedy, Patti LaBelle, Angela Lansbury, Judith Light, Shirley MacLaine, Bob Mackie, Barry Manilow, Harold Matzner, Liza Minnelli, Prof. Luc Montagnier, Megan Mullally, Pauley Perrette, Debbie Reynolds, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Dionne Warwick
Because a community can only be as strong as its weakest member—as healthy as its sickest—it’s crucial that we join forces so that barriers to health and wellness are abolished.
After all, is it not the duty of those standing tall to lift up those who have fallen?
How DAP Health is Poised to Help
Founded in 1984 by a group of community volunteers in the face of the AIDS crisis, DAP Health is an internationally renowned humanitarian healthcare organization. In 2013, the non-profit expanded its scope to care for all marginalized people, regardless of HIV status.
Our goal is to improve the overall health of our entire community—especially the disenfranchised—by providing culturally competent, quality primary and preventative health care and social services on one campus. These include infectious disease care, dentistry, and programs related to mental health, substance use recovery, and sexual wellness.
The expertise, infrastructure, reputation, and donor base atop which DAP Health’s considerable success stands was bolstered by our more recent involvement providing for all those devastated in countless ways by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to 38 years of caring for people both directly and indirectly effected not only by the HIV/AIDS epidemic but by the proliferation of other public health emergencies, we have the physical and intellectual resources, the desire, and—most importantly—the imagination to effect even greater positive change in our beloved Coachella Valley community and beyond.
Vision Forward is our roadmap to building a healthier tomorrow for more of our neighbors
The next epidemic hasn’t yet been named. Just as DAP Health met HIV, HEP C, STIs and COVID head-on, its team of infectious disease specialists stands ready to protect our community’s health and well-being. With 53% of our community not knowing their HIV status because they’ve never been tested, our commitment to ending the HIV epidemic and caring for individuals living with HIV will never waver.
Comprehensive healthcare access remains uneven. It’s estimated that 46% of our community lives below the federal poverty level. In communities of color, communities living in poverty, and in the LGBTQIA+ community, DAP Health is removing barriers to care to build a healthier tomorrow.
The mental health crisis requires an intervention. DAP Health is doubling its capacity to deliver life-saving access to psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists. We know mental health is health, but too many individuals experience shame in asking for the care they need and face challenges when they need it most.
Addiction is a serious problem that requires a therapeutic solution. Substance use affects the individual and the family that loves them. DAP Health’s patient-centered model of care combines primary care, mental health, outpatient care, and traditional 12-step support groups that meet individuals where they are.
Housing is healthcare. The housing and rental market have made shelter unaffordable for too many hard-working individuals. Some 2,300 of our neighbors experience homelessness on any given night. DAP Health is adding 61 additional affordable housing units to its campus, increasing its housing capacity by 75%.
By 2025, DAP Health's capacity to serve will grow to...
25,000 unique patients receiving care
16,000 patients annually
8,800 patients annually
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION RECOVERY
5,600 patients annually
1,500 patients annually
ON-CAMPUS AFFORDABLE HOUSING
61 brand new units, bringing our total to 141
Presenting Sponsor: Amazon
Producing Sponsor: Eisenhower Health
Steven Anders/The Elizabeth Firth Wade Endowment, Kevin Bass & Brent Bloesser / Jim Burba & Bob Hayes, Desert Care Network, The Desert Sun / Local IQ, Patrick Jordan, NBC Palm Springs, Neil Lane Couture, Steve Tobin & Johnny Krupa / Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation,
Star Sponsors: David Zippel & Michael Johnston
Supporting Sponsors: Avita Pharmacy, Bennion Deville, Blackbook / Chill Bar, David Brinkman & Will Grimm, Jeff Consoletti & Rob Czechowicz, El Paseo Jewelers, FROMBERG EDELSTEIN FROMBERG, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Lauri & Charles Kibby and Patrick Jordan, LULU California Bistro / Acqua California Bistro, Scott Nevins & Philip Hodges, Palm Springs Convention Center / Savoury’s Catering, Renaissance Palm Springs, Ann Sheffer & Bill Scheffler, Trina Turk, Walgreens, Western Wind Foundation, White Cross Pharmacy
Benefactor Sponsors: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Karen & Tony Barone, Daniel & Carolyn Caldwell, Coachella Valley Health Personal, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, Diageo, IEHP, Kaiser Permanente, LabCorp, Living Out, Palm Springs, Pure Health, Revive Wellness Centers, Union Bank
Patron Sponsors: AbbVie, Donald R. Beck, Desert Insurance Solutions, Bill & Virginia Goldberg, Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Jean-Guy Lachance & John Williams, James Lindquist & Ken Shafer, Mechanics Bank, Palm Springs Disposal Services, Reaction Marketing & Promotions Inc., Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, UCR School of Medicine
Media Sponsors: CV Independent, Gay Desert Guide, Palm Springs Life, PromoHomo.TV, The Hollywood Times, The Standard Magazine