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Who are we?

Welcome to Comite Civico del Valle

“Informed people build healthy communities”, Comite Civico del Valle (CCV) was founded on this principle and continues to incorporate this mission statement in all partnerships, research studies, and civic engagements initiated or comprised by our organization. CCV’s extensive background and accomplishments date back to our grassroots origins in 1987. In over three decades of serving the communities of Imperial Valley, CCV now serves various California communities through collaborative efforts with other established Environmental Justice organizations and in partnership with researchers, academia, and government agencies.

Informed people build healthy communities

What do we do?

Comite Civico del Valle, Inc.

Comite Civico del Valle (CCV) was founded on the principle that “Informed People Build Healthy Communities” and continues to incorporate this in all partnerships, research, and civic engagement taken by our organization.


Comite Civico del Valle is a 501 (c)(3) organization with an extensive background and accomplishments that date back to our grassroots origins in 1987. Our organization was founded in Imperial County, California with the endeavor of improving the lives of disadvantaged communities; informing, educating, and engaging the community´s civic participation.


Comite Civico has grown to serve children, students, community residents, and professionals in California through a variety of programs: Promotoras, Community Outreach Events, Educator Training, Health Education, Environmental Health Research, and our Annual Environmental Health Leadership Summit. With over three decades of serving the communities of Imperial Valley, Comite Civico now serves various California communities through collaborative efforts with other established Environmental Justice organizations and in partnership with researchers, academia, and government agencies.

Research Studies

Developing a positive change

Salton Sea AIRE Study

The AIRE study aims to assess the impacts of chronic exposure of particulate matter on longitudinal respiratory health and atopic conditions in elementary school-aged children, build an evidence base to inform the participation of families in decision-making processes on the Salton Sea and expand the capacity of local institutions and residents to meaningfully address environmental health disparities.

Lateral Canal Water Study

The Canal Water Study goal is to conduct a community-engaged study in which there can be identification and quantification of contaminants in the canal water at connections to Imperial County households, as well as work alongside the community during planning, sampling, and results dissemination, and conduct an educational campaign tailored to community needs.

Through partnerships improve access to health services, research, community service programs, and environmental justice to disadvantaged communities by way of education, capacity building, and civic participation.