Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

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 for 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 


Council Meeting Materials

June 18, 2019 - Conference Call

April 15-17, 2019

February 14, 2019 - Conference Call

November  8, 2018 - Conference Call

October 17-18, 2018

April 25-26, 2018

October 4-5, 2017

April 24-27, 2017

February 28, 2017 (conference call)

October 11-12, 2016

April 25-27, 2016 Semi-annual meeting

March 2, 2016 (conference call)


The Planning Council is tasked with preparing an annual report for the Governor, the Judiciary, and the Legislature on the Council’s activities and an evaluation of the current effectiveness of the behavioral health services provided directly or indirectly by the state to adults and children. Additionally, regional behavioral health boards complete gaps and needs analyses each year and provide them to the council. These reports are below.

Block Grant Documents

Idaho submits regular applications and annual reports for the Community Mental Health Services (MHBG) and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SABG) block grants issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). These historical applications and reports are published below.


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