Department of Health and Welfare - By the Numbers
110,455
Idahoans enrolled in Medicaid Expansion
689,644
Number of Idahoans vaccinated for COVID-19
131,067
Number of Idahoans receiving SNAP benefits
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COVID-19 media briefing set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about COVID-19 in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) Tuesday, Aug. 3, via Webex.

Gov. Brad Little will offer opening remarks and then will leave the briefing. DHW officials...

COVID-19 media briefing set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about COVID-19 in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) Tuesday, July 20. The briefing will end at 3 p.m.

DHW officials will offer brief opening remarks and then take questions...

Public Notices and Meetings

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The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is developing best practice standards aimed at improving behavioral health care across the state. DBH is inviting the public to review and comment on initial drafts of these standards. 

The draft standards and comment form are available at https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/providers/behavioral-health-providers/behavioral-health-service-providers. Public comment will be accepted until Aug. 3, 2021. All comments received will be considered by DBH review committees in finalizing the standard. If you have a specific comment or question, please email us at DBHPolicy@dhw.idaho.gov.

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The Health Quality Planning Commission is scheduled to meet from 8:45 a.m. to noon (MT) Aug. 4 via Webex. 

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Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) Advisory Board is scheduled to meet Aug. 6 via Webex and in SWITC Classroom A. The agenda will be posted with more information when it is available.