Community Obesity Prevention Alliance - COPA

The Imperial County Community Obesity Prevention Alliance (COPA) was first formed in January 2009 in response to the Imperial County Public Health Department's First Five: Healthy Children, Healthy Lives Program. The alliance was one of four strategies that focused on reducing the prevalence of obesity among children 0-5 years old, their caregivers/families in Imperial County. In 2018, COPA officially changed its name from Childhood Obesity Prevention Alliance to Community Obesity Prevention Alliance. In 2019, the Imperial County Public Health Department’s First Five: Healthy Children, Healthy Lives Program stepped down as the lead for COPA and the alliance then transferred over to CalFresh Healthy Living Program and the County Nutrition Action Partnership (CNAP). COPA is comprised of 3 workgroups led by community members: Physical Activity, Nutrition/Healthy Eating, & Food Security. 

Mission Statement: 

To improve the health of Imperial County residents through physical activity, nutrition education, and food security. 

Vision Statement: 

Committed to the health and wellness of Imperial County. 


  • Increase engagement in affordable, safe opportunities for physical activities. 

  • Increase consumption of affordable, accessible, and nutritious foods and beverages 

  • Increase and maximize food security recovery systems 

COPA meets quarterly virtually via Zoom. Please check the COPA website for meeting dates and locations as these change periodically. 

Contact Information: 

Corina M. Ojeda, BSPH, MSHCAD 
Program Supervisor 
Imperial County Public Health Department 
935 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243 
Tel: (442) 265-1383