Happy Holidays! We’ll continue to serve you in the new year

December 23, 2022
DHW Director Dave Jeppesen

The last two weeks of the year are a good time to slow down, reflect on the past year, and look forward to the year that’s about to unfold.

Our mission remains the same as we move into the new year: We’re dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. We continue to work toward healthcare that is affordable and available; to protect children and vulnerable adults; to help Idahoans be as healthy and self-sufficient as possible; and to earn and keep your trust.

I am thankful for DHW employees whose steadfast commitment makes a difference for Idahoans. They work for the department because they want Idaho to be a great place to live and raise a family. They prioritize public service and helping others. It can feel stressful and daunting sometimes, but the personal rewards are significant. The difference they make for Idahoans often leads to lasting change.

I’m also thankful for the many community partners and stakeholders who work hand-in-hand with DHW to help Idahoans live their best possible lives. These relationships are critical in meeting the needs of Idahoans. I appreciate their expertise and contributions to our great state.

I want to take a moment to wish you joy and happiness during this holiday season, no matter how you celebrate. I hope you also find joy in your successes from the past year, and I hope you look forward to more successes in the coming year.

Happy, healthy holidays!

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. Learn more at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov. 

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