Department of Health and Welfare - By the Numbers
103,541
Idahoans enrolled in Medicaid Expansion
366,707
Number of Idahoans receiving public assistance
149,793
Number of Idahoans receiving SNAP benefits
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First confirmed infection with UK coronavirus variant in Idaho

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and Central District Health (CDH) have confirmed the first known infection with the UK (B.1.1.7) variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. The individual infected is an adult female who...

COVID-19 vaccine media briefing set for Tuesday

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. DHW Director Dave Jeppesen and Public Health Administrator Elke Shaw-Tulloch will offer brief remarks and...

Public Notices and Meetings

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The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is seeking tribal input through March 31, 2021, on a Medicaid State Plan Amendment to update the 2020 cost of living adjustment increase and change in resource limits. DHW intends to submit the amendment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by March 31, 2021.

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The Idaho Infant Toddler Program in the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is accepting public comment from March 13 through April 11, 2021, on the implementation of the early intervention system for infants, toddlers, and their families.

DHW submits an annual application for federal funds to be used in the implementation of services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and invites your participation in the review of this application. The application is available for the public’s review for 60 calendar days, from Feb. 11 through April 11, 2021. Comments will be accepted during the final 30 days of the review period, from March 13 through April 11, 2021.

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The Regional Early Childhood Committee Chair Call is set for 11 a.m. (MT) Feb. 26 via Webex. Details in the agenda. 

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Region 4 Early Childhood Committee is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. March 2 via Webex. Details in the agenda.