The role of the Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPHD) is to protect the community from disease, illness and injury and to improve the overall health status of residents by preventing illness, disability, premature death, and promoting good health practices. The Imperial County Public Health Department is a county government agency overseen by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors. It provides separate services and programs and is physically separated from Social Services and Behavioral Health. The Public Health Department serves all the residents of Imperial County and works closely with local hospitals, community clinics and medical providers to share timely, up to date public health information with partner agencies.