Community Advisory Committee

Your voice matters!

You can help the Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley (CHPIV) transform the health of the community, one person at a time. We have a local Community Advisory Committee that gives Members and community leaders like you a chance to share your thoughts and ideas with CHPIV. The group meets every 3 months. This gives you a chance to share your ideas and concerns with our team. You also have a chance to tell us how we are doing. You may ask questions or talk about concerns that you have about the delivery of services. You help us better serve members and improve our services.

  • If you would like to join, register here.
  • Committee meetings are in-person or virtual. We can provide interpreters with advanced notice.
  • Current Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley members or their parents and/or caregivers are eligible for a $100 gift card for each meeting they attend.

What to Expect as an Advisory Committee Member?

By joining a Community Advisory Committee, you help Community Health Plan of Imperial Valley know what your community needs.

  • Advisory Members help shape the services our plan provides by:
    • Bringing local level ideas to address:
      • Quality
      • Service
      • Access to care
    • Sharing your views on:
      • Population health
      • Children’s services
      • Support for people living with disabilities, justice involved, foster youth, LGBTQIA, and other populations.
      • Health equity and health gaps
      • Community needs
      • Important CHPIV projects
      • l and Linguistic Services Program

Who should attend?

  • CHPIV members or parents and/or caregivers of a CHPIV member.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities who want to promote better health in their communities.
  • Health care providers.
  • Community Advocates and Leaders.
  • Community Organizations and groups.
  • Social service groups who provide critical resources to the community.

How to join


    CAC Selection Committee


    1. Select the members of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).
    2. Adjust CAC membership to account for changes in CHPIV membership.


    The Committee shall have the following authority and responsibilities, together with any additional authority or responsibility delegated to the Committee by the CHPIV Commission of from time to time:

    1. Ensure the CAC membership reflects the general Medi-Cal Member population in Imperial County, including representatives from Indian Health Service Providers, and adolescents and/or parents and/or caregivers of children, including foster youth, as appropriate and be modified as the population changes to ensure that CHPIV’s communities are represented and engaged.
    2. Review, at least annually, demographic data, including data on racial, ethnic, and linguistic composition, of residents and members living in a Service Area to ensure CAC recruitment efforts and membership aligns with and reflects the racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of Imperial County.
    3. Make a good faith effort to include representatives from diverse and hard-to-reach populations on the CAC, with a specific emphasis on persons who are representative of or serving populations that experience health disparities such as individuals with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical disabilities.

    Committee Membership.

    The CAC Selection Committee shall consist of such a number of directors as the Commission shall from time to time determine. The members of the Committee shall be appointed or replaced by the Commission with or without cause.

    The CAC Selection Committee must select all inaugural CAC members no later than 180 calendar days from the effective date of a new Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan contract.

    The CAC Selection Committee shall be comprised of a representative sample of the following, in order to bring different perspectives, ideas, and views to the CAC:

    1. Persons who sit on the Selection Committee, which should include representation in the following areas: Safety Net Providers including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), behavioral health, regional centers, local education authorities, dental Providers, IHS Facilities, and home and community-based service Providers; and
    2. People and community-based organizations who are representatives of Imperial County.


    The CAC Selection Committee shall meet annually, or as often as it deems necessary to perform its responsibilities. Except as expressly provided in the Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws of the Corporation, the Committee shall fix its own rules of procedure.

    Length of Appointments.

    CAC Selection Committee members will serve a two-year term and may serve an unlimited number of terms. Should a CAC Selection Committee member resign, be asked to resign, or otherwise unable to serve on the CAC Selection Committee, CHPIV will exercise its best efforts to promptly replace the vacant seat within 60 calendar days of the CAC vacancy.