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
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:
& Food Security.
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Our vision is to be committed to the health and wellness of Imperial County.