Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC)

It is our vision that adults, children, and their families who live with mental illness and addiction receive the behavioral health care services they need when they need them. We believe if this vision is realized, then people in Idaho will have a better quality of life, reduced risk of involvement with the criminal justice system, and make our communities healthier, safer places to live.

Latest News

 

  • Several workgroups for the Idaho Behavioral Health Council have scheduled meetings Dec. 1-7. Meetings are online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W. State St., Boise.
    • Commitments Workgroup is scheduled to meet Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 from 10am - 12pm MST. Agenda.
    • Housing Workgroup is scheduled to meet Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 from 2pm - 4pm MSTAgenda.
    • Criminal Justice Workgroup is scheduled to meet Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 from 10am - 12pm MSTAgenda.
    • Prevention-Early Intervention Workgroup is scheduled to meet Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 from 1pm - 3pm MSTAgenda.
    • Children & Youth Workgroup is scheduled to meet Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 from 1pm - 3pm MSTAgenda.
    • Programs & Services Workgroup is scheduled to meet Monday, December 7th, 2020 from 2pm - 4pm MSTAgenda.
  • There is an Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC) meeting on Friday, December 4th, 2020 from 9am - 4pm MST. The location of the meeting is online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702. The agenda will be posted when available.

Please note, if you plan to attend a meeting in-person, pursuant to Section 7(a) of the April 22nd, 2020 Idaho Supreme Court emergency order: “While in a courthouse, any person attending or participating in a court proceeding or doing court business must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth.” Masks will be provided for anyone that does not have one.

 

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Welcome to the Idaho Behavioral Health Council
For questions or comments, please email the IBHC
Agendas, meeting materials & future meeting dates

Agendas and meeting materials

Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC): 

Future IBHC meeting dates:

  • 1/8/2021
  • 2/12/2021
  • 3/12/2021
  • 4/9/2021

IBHC Advisory Board: 

IBHC Workgroup:

Approved meeting minutes:

Council Members

Members of the Behavioral Health Council:

Ex Officio
  • The administrative director of the state courts or a designee - Sara Omundson
  • Idaho Department of Corrections director or designee - Josh Tewalt
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare director or designee - Dave Jeppesen
  • Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections director or designee - Monty Prow
Members appointed by the Governor
  • A representative from the Idaho Department of Education - Eric Studebaker
  • One county elected official - Brent Mendenhall
  • One member of the public - Jennifer Griffis
Members appointed by the Chief Justice
  • A presiding judge of a treatment court - Gene Petty
  • One member of the public - David Pate
Legislators
  • One member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House -  Laurie Lickley
  • One member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House - Brooke Green
  • One Senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate - Jeff Agenbroad
  • One Senator appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate - David Nelson

 
Dave Jeppesen, director of the Department of Health and Welfare, and Sara Omundson, administrative director of the courts will serve as co-chairs.