New DHW webpage supports lawmakers with department resources

February 20, 2024
IDHW Communications

The Department of Health and Welfare publishes an array of resources to support lawmakers as they evaluate programs across DHW’s eight divisions. Many of these are also valuable resources for Idahoans who want to understand how their taxpayer dollars are being spent.

Some tools that lawmakers have frequently requested are now compiled on the DHW website under the Resources for Lawmakers tab, which can be found under About DHW.

Here’s an overview of materials available:

2023-2024 issue of Facts, Figures, & Trends

Facts, Figures & Trends is a comprehensive reference about DHW. It provides an in-depth look at DHW—who’s served, services provided, and how services are paid for. It also provides information about the department’s budget: how much it gets, how much is spent, and who and what it’s spent on.

For each of the department’s eight divisions, the book covers funds approved by the Legislature for the current state fiscal year, as well as highlights and work done in the previous state fiscal year.

It’s a valuable tool for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the work DHW does. 

The digital version linked in the Resources for Lawmakers page is also available here:

2024 Idaho Medicaid Overview

New this year, the 2024 Idaho Medicaid Overview is a reference guide about Medicaid in Idaho and is intended to help Idaho state lawmakers and other Idaho citizens quickly understand the division’s programs, proposed budget, and people the program serves. 

The handbook is broken into sections to help readers quickly access information:

  • Intro to Idaho Medicaid

  • Medicaid programs and utilization

  • Medicaid budget

  • Medicaid Management Information System

Federal funding inventory archive

The federal funding inventory archive is new this winter and includes a report titled Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Grants. The report and lists all federal grants awarded to DHW that may fund payments or work done in State Fiscal Year 2024. 

Additional resources

Additional resources compiled in Resources for Lawmakers include an archive of DHW’s monthly Legislative Updates, the DHW Strategic Plan, the DHW Annual Report, and an overview of the Division of Medicaid’s SFY 2023 budget. 

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