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September 23, 2018

The Idaho Behavioral Health Planning Council (BHPC)

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We envision an accessible, holistic, and integrated behavioral health care system that cultivates and supports healthy lives and communities.


Promote advocacy, collaboration, education and policy development to create a seamless behavioral health delivery system.


  • We believe prevention is key
  • Recovery and resiliency is possible or everyone
  • An informed system is an effective system
  • Advocacy is all-inclusive
  • Services should be accessible throughout the lifespan
  • Services are provided in the least restrictive environment.
  • Early intervention is cost effective and evidence-based
  • System is accountable, transparent and sustainable
  • Whole person whole health
  • Recognize the rights and responsibilities of individuals and families


The BHPC will pursue the following body of work:

  1. Providing oversight and coordination of Regional Behavioral Health Boards 
  2. Fulfilling reporting requirements
  3. Supporting the development of community crisis centers in each region
  4. Conducting a statewide assessment of prevention programs
  5. Assisting regions in setting up children’s subcommittees
  6. Educating Legislators
  7. Conducting an environmental scan of the readiness and capacity of the system in order to ultimately generate strategies to improve continuity of care 


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The documents and materials provided in this section are included for reference and guidance only. If you have questions, please e-mail Mindy Oldenkamp