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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be open for appointments only. 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.

Committees and Meetings

The Imperial County Emergency Medical Service Agency coordinates the following:

  • Interagency Health Emergency Local Preparedness Committee (IHELP)

  • Emergency Medical Care Committee

  • Trauma Audit Committee

  • EMS Quality Assurance Committee

The EMCC is dedicated to assuring optimal prehospital care and improving the quality of the emergency medical care delivery system in Imperial County. It is the responsibility of the EMCC to act in an advisory capacity to the Local EMS Agency and the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to local emergency medical services and to perform such other duties as the Board may specify.

Meetings are held quarterly at the Imperial County Public Health Department. Meeting dates for 2022 are as follows:

Monday, June 13, 2022

 

For more information please contact: (442) 265-1365

The purpose of the EMS Quality Assurance Committee is to ensure the appropriate provision of quality pre-hospital care services to the public in a cost-effective manner as an integrated part of the overall health care system.

Providing the framework for quality emergency medical services to the citizens and visitors of Imperial County.

The EMSQA Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of every Quarter (February, May, August, November).

For more information please call: (442) 265-1364

The Imperial County Disaster Council brings together agencies committed to emergency preparedness and disaster response in Imperial County including local Cities, County, State and Federal Agencies that have a role in case of a local disaster or emergency. Disaster Council meetings include Committee reports from the Care and Shelter/Feeding Task Force, the Interagency Health Emergency Local Preparedness (IHELP Committee), the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee (MARAC).

Disaster Council members meet quarterly at 10:00 am at the Office of Emergency Services, 1078 Dogwood Road, Suite 104, Heber CA 92249.

Rosa Hernandez
Deputy Coordinator
Imperial County Office of Emergency Services
760-482-2400
rosahernandez@co.imperial.ca.us

The Interagency Health Emergency Local Preparedness Committee (IHELP) serves the purpose of the locaI healthcare coalition group of healthcare organizations, public safety, and public health partners that have joined forces for the common cause of making their Imperial County safer, healthier and more resilient. IHELP is one of many coalitions that are forming all around the United States to support communities before, during and after disasters and other crises.

The IHELP provides a forum for sharing ideas, innovations and best practices for building and growing a strong local coalition.

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Imperial County Public Health Department. Meeting dates for 2014 are as follows:

  • 1/16/14
  • 2/20/14
  • 3/20/14
  • 4/17/14
  • 5/15/14
  • 6/19/14
  • 7/17/14
  • 8/21/14
  • 9/18/14
  • 10/16/14
  • 11/20/14
  • 12/18/14

Time:

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Imperial County Public Health Department
Training Room A
935 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243

For more information, please call (442) 265-1388

 

Partner agencies participating in the IHELP Committee include:

  • El Centro Regional Medical Center

  • Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District

  • Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo

  • Imperial County Office of Emergency Services

  • Imperial County Office of Education

  • Imperial County Fire Department

  • Imperial County Behavioral Health Services

  • Imperial County Public Health Department

  • Imperial County EMS Agency

  • Brawley Fire Department

  • El Centro Fire Department

  • Holtville Fire Department

  • Calexico Fire Department

  • Calexico Police Department

  • United States Border Patrol

  • Bureau of Land Management

  • American Red Cross

  • In-Home Support Services

The Trauma Advisory Committee (TAC) strives for quality patient outcomes through accountable and objective performance improvement activities. This is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, evidence-based process that promotes the monitoring and evaluation of the trauma system. Performance improvement is an essential component of any trauma system and establishes a mechanism to determine whether medical care rendered to patients of the trauma system meets and or exceeds local and national standards.

The Trauma Advisory Committee Meetings are held quarterly. Contact the EMS Agency for dates, times, and location.

For more information please call: (442) 265-1364

Partner agencies participating in the Trauma Advisory Committee include:

  • El Centro Regional Medical Center

  • Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District

  • Imperial County EMS Agency

  • Calexico Fire Department

  • United States Border Patrol

  • Bureau of Land Management

  • UCSD Trauma

  • Desert Regional Medical Center