Department of Health and Welfare - By the Numbers
127,010
Idahoans enrolled in Medicaid Expansion
947,684
Idahoans vaccinated for COVID-19
123,335
Idahoans receiving SNAP benefits
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News Updates

First probable monkeypox case reported in Idaho

Idaho Division of Public Health and Central District Health are announcing the first probable case of monkeypox in an Idaho resident.

The investigation is ongoing, but it appears this infection was acquired during travel to a country...

Idaho WIC makes annual adjustment to income guidelines

Idaho’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will implement new income guidelines effective July 1, 2022, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases. This...

Public Notices and Meetings

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Public Notice

The Department of Health and Welfare is seeking public comment through July 31 on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant. Title V supports a spectrum of services, including filling in gaps in health care services for children and youth with special health care needs. The MCH program collects input about existing services and programs, population needs, and emerging issues to make sure the MCH Program is guided by the needs of Idaho. To provide feedback on this year’s block grant, email IdahoMCH@dhw.idaho.gov and include “MCH Grant” in the subject line. Learn more about Idaho Maternal and Child Health Program at https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/health-wellness/womens-health-pregnancy/idaho-maternal-and-child-health

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The Idaho Behavioral Health Council will have its quarterly meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 8 in the Lincoln Room at the Idaho Supreme Court, 451 W. State Street, Boise. 

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Idaho TSE System Council will meet from 9-10 a.m. MT July 12 via Webex. Details in the agenda. Under Idaho Statute 56-1028 (8) "Facilitate the implementation of nationally accepted standards throughout the voluntary system," the TSE Council will discuss and vote on revising the state's TSE Field Trauma Triage Guidelines to align with the national's two-tier system.

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The Interagency Governance Team will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, in Boise and via Webex. Details in the agenda.