Department of Health and Welfare - By the Numbers
125,953
Idahoans enrolled in Medicaid Expansion
940,572
Idahoans vaccinated for COVID-19
125,371
Idahoans receiving SNAP benefits
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Board of Health and Welfare to meet May 19

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT thursday, May 19, via Webex and in Boise.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, meeting attendance is available via WebEx: PHONE 1-415-655-0003, meeting...

Highly poisonous death cap mushroom identified in Boise

The first confirmation of death cap mushrooms (Amanita phalloides) in Idaho was recently reported to the Idaho Division of Public Health. An amateur mycologist spotted the mushroom under an oak tree in an established neighborhood in Boise...

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. (MT) Tuesday, March 15, via Webex.

Those who will attend the briefing from DHW include Director Dave Jeppesen, Elke Shaw-Tulloch...

Public Notices and Meetings

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The Department of Health and Welfare will be conducting virtual negotiated rulemaking sessions the third and fourth weeks of May in preparation of the repeal and replacement of IDAPA 16.03.19, “Certified Family Homes,” which will occur during the 2023 legislative session. Stakeholders are invited to attend the session offered for their regions. The sessions begin May 16 and end May 25.