Published on July 29, 2020

Desert Oasis Healthcare and Altura COVID-19 Survey

Desert Oasis Healthcare offers Altura’s national online study to help stop COVID-19

Participants to complete surveys every two weeks for two years.

(July 29, 2020 – Palm Springs, CA)
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect people worldwide, the U.S. is being particularly hard-hit, with California being one of the largest centers of infection. “With the Coachella Valley experiencing an extreme surge in new COVID-19 cases, Desert Oasis Healthcare is excited to partner once again with Altura to offer this important study to our members and the larger community,” said Brian Hodgkins, PharmD and Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations at Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC.) “The goal of the study is to help all of us to better understand, prevent and treat COVID-19 now and over the long term.”

“We’re delighted to be working with DOHC again on such an important and timely research study. Our goal is to make it easy for medical practices, healthcare professionals and employers to offer a study that anyone can join so that we can learn about and ultimately stop COVID-19.”

Pete Fronte, CEO of Altura

After signing up for the study at the link below, participants will be emailed a short survey every two weeks. Since long-term data is critical for understanding the virus, the study will last for two years with participants answering questions about their health, COVID-19 testing status and results, access to healthcare and other necessities – like medications and food – and their use of preventive measures. Each month that participants have completed a survey, they will have the option to be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate. All responses and data is kept secure and confidential.

DOHC members participating in the study will have the option of sharing certain responses with their healthcare team. All study participants will also have the option of participating in other COVID-19 studies. After registering at the link below – also found on the home page of – those interested will receive email instructions about how to get started with the study and begin to help defeating COVID-19.

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Barry Dayton
Director of Marketing
Desert Oasis Healthcare

About Desert Oasis Healthcare

Formed in 1981 as one of the first medical groups in the desert communities of southern California, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) continues to advance with changes in the healthcare market. DOHC provides primary and immediate care, home health, palliative care, clinical research studies and other services to more than 60,000 members/patients living in the greater Coachella Valley and the Morongo Basin of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The multidisciplinary and comprehensive care programs of DOHC are committed to educating individuals on preventive health care in their daily lives, reflected in the DOHC motto, "Your Health. Your Life. Our Passion." For more information, visit

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Doug Van Weelde

About Altura

For over 20 years Altura has connected people, healthcare providers, health systems, employers and life science companies for clinical studies and health related resources. Altura’s mission is to engage people for better health by enabling local, regional and national ecosystems through its cloud services and mobile technology. Altura’s HCP Studies™ mobile platform is available in 24 countries. For more information, visit