The Fallbrook Regional Health District is a Special District whose focus is exclusively on healthcare.
Much like the NCFPD, the FRHD Board of Directors is comprised of five individuals who are elected or appointed to serve four-year terms. The FRHD works to develop and deliver services, programs and events that: foster good health practices, increase access to healthcare, and provides preventive and educational opportunities for people of all ages who live within the District’s sphere of influence, which includes Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and DeLuz. Like other California Special Districts, the FRHD is funded through property tax; its annual budget is approximately $1.8 million. It’s service area is comprised of approximately 57,000 residents.
The FRHD is presently focused on determining the best use of the newly acquired wellness and education center campus to advance the health and well-being of our community by creating a hub for health and wellness services in one location. There is no charge to the residents within the District’s jurisdiction who attend District-sponsored events and programs.
The District sponsors a host of health-relation programs and activities. These include the following:
- Annual PSA screening for men
- WOW (Woman of Wellness) monthly program to inspire, inform, remind…
- Community Resource Directory – thousands distributed through physician offices, grant recipients, businesses, realtors, schools and churches as well as civic organizations.
The Healthcare District allocates approximately 50% of its operating budget to the Community Health Contracts program; for example, support is provided to multiple and varied local nonprofits and health service providers; such as the North County Fire Protection District, Boys & Girls Club of North County, Fallbrook Senior Center, Fallbrook Food Pantry, Foundation for Senior Care, REINS-Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, Fallbrook Citizens Crime Prevention Committee, the Youth Advocacy Coalition, Fallbrook SMILES Project, Fallbrook Family Health Center, Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center, Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), and many more each year. Collectively, these caregivers provide in excess of 70,000 client encounters annually.
The District collaborates with other agencies in the region, including the North County Fire Protection District, in order to maximize health-related services being provided to residents throughout their respective jurisdictions. In anticipation of opening the new wellness and education center campus the FRHD is seeking volunteers for a Wellness Advisory Council. To participate, volunteer, or to get more information, visit www.fallbrookhealth.org or call: (760) 731-9187.