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

  • The IBHC Programs & Services Workgroup Meeting will take place on Monday, March 1st, 2021 from 2pm - 4pm  MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. Agenda. 
  • The IBHC Commitments Workgroup Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 from 10am - 12pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. Agenda. 
  • The IBHC Housing Workgroup Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 from 2pm - 4pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. Agenda.
  • The IBHC Criminal Justice Workgroup Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 from 10am - 12pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. Agenda. 
  • The IBHC Prevention-Early Intervention Workgroup Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 from 1pm - 3pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. Agenda. 
  • The IBHC Children & Youth Workgroup Meeting will take place on Thursday, March 4th, 2021 from 1pm - 3pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. Agenda. 
  • The Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC) Meeting will take place on Friday, March 12th, 2021 from 9am - 12pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. The agenda will be provided shortly. 
  • The IBHC Advisory Board Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 from 2pm - 4pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. The agenda will be provided shortly.
  • The IBHC Clinical Care Workgroup Meeting will take place on Friday, March 19th, 2021 from 1pm - 3pm MST. This meeting will take place online and in the Lincoln Conference Room, Idaho Supreme Court Building, 451 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702. The agenda will be provided shortly.

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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Resources, Agendas, Meeting Materials

RESOURCES

Meeting Agendas, recordings, and materials

Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC):

Future IBHC meeting dates:

  • 3/26/2021
  • 4/9/2021
  • 4/23/2021
  • 5/7/2021
  • 5/21/2021
  • 6/4/2021

IBHC Advisory Board: 

Future IBHC Advisory Board meeting dates: 

  • 4/20/2021

IBHC Workgroups:

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.