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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

ICHVP - Community Advisory Board

The Imperial County Home Visitation Program (ICHVP), Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a broad-based group of stakeholder agencies and community members that have an interest in and a commitment to serving in an advisory capacity in the planning, implementation, and assessment of program related activities.

CAB serves as a forum for policy and procedure review, communication and resource sharing among community partners, troubleshooting strategies for program promotion, client recruitment/retention issues and as a venue for building collaboration. This group also assists with informing program operation and implementation, quality assurance/improvement, child and family advocacy and public awareness regarding home visiting, establishing interagency coordination, information sharing, and referral system coordination and utilization.

CAB has a formalized structure that includes a chair, co-chair, and secretary where the chair will be an ICHVP staff member, and the co-chair will be an elected CAB member (ICHVP screening site representative). The co-chair and secretary responsibilities and duration are for a period of one year.


  • CAB membership includes representatives with a wide range of skills, abilities, and provides a heterogeneous mix in terms of skills, strengths, community knowledge, professions and cultural characteristics.
  • CAB members are required to complete a Membership Form.

Meeting Frequency:

Meetings are held quarterly in conjunction with the MCAH Advisory Board meetings. Meetings may be held more frequently than quarterly if deemed necessary.

The ICHVP-CAB will meet the following dates:

The Community Advisory Board is comprised of the following agencies:

  • Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP)
  • Alternative Education
  • Arbor
  • BHS-Imperial Valley Community Recovery Coalition
  • CAP Council
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC)
  • First Five
  • Home Visiting
  • Imperial County Public Health Perinatal Services
  • Imperial County Social Services
  • Imperial Valley Housing Authority
  • Imperial Valley Women's Clinic
  • March of Dimes
  • Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  • Project ACE
  • San Diego Regional Center
  • WIC

For more information please contact:

Yolanda Bernal, M.A.Ed.
935 Broadway St., El Centro, CA 92243
Tel: (442) 265-1370