The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Imperial County is staffed by the Imperial County Public Health Department Tobacco Education Project and made up of community volunteers, private citizens, and/or representatives of public and private organizations not associated with the tobacco industry. Members of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Imperial County, are dedicated to eliminating tobacco advertising, and promotions aimed at youth and high-risk groups, reducing youth access to tobacco products, and decreasing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
Membership to the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Imperial County is open to any individual, organization or agency within Imperial County who supports reducing youth access to tobacco products and decreasing exposure to second-hand smoke. Membership is encouraged from persons both receiving and not receiving tobacco tax funding and those with expertise in the areas of health education, media/public relations, evaluation, ethnic sensitivity, business and community organization.
Members serve a term of three years. Members in good standing attend Coalition meetings, participate in intervention activities, and take part in any of the established workgroups or committees. Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Public Health Department Training Center located at 935 Broadway, El Centro CA.
Vacant – Chair Person
Linda Shaner – Co-Chair Person
Yoshi Hernandez – Secretary
For more information about the Coalition or the Tobacco Education Project contact:
Raul Martinez, Health Educator
Tel: (442) 265-1380
- Tobacco Coalition Brochure
- Healthy Stores for a Health Community News Release - 03/05/2014
- Imperial County Survey Results
- 2017 HSHC News Release for 2016 HSHC Survey
- Healthy Stores Healthy Community
- Imperial County Smoke-Free Healthcare & Assisted Living Facilities Directory