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Public Health reports first heat-related deaths in 2024

The first two heat-related deaths in Idaho this year have been reported to the Division of Public Health. Both Idaho residents were over the age of 60. 

Board of Health and Welfare to meet June 6

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT Thursday, June 6, via Webex and in Boise.

DHW opens new foster care facility in Payette

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday, May 2, for a new 16-bed foster care facility in the city of Payette.

Division of Behavioral Health to host mental health awareness event at Idaho Capitol

Gov. Brad Little will headline the speakers gathered Friday, May 3, from 1-3 p.m. at the Idaho Capitol to update the public about the state of the behavioral health system in Idaho. The event will also feature presentations by behavioral health caregivers and professionals.

Board of Health and Welfare to meet March 26

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT Tuesday, March 26, via Webex and in Boise.

Pertussis (whooping cough) on the rise in southwest Idaho

The number of people reported with pertussis in southwest Idaho during the first two months of this year has recently spiked. Cases include a newborn hospitalized for the infection, as well as cases from spread in a school, several households, and community settings.

DHW launches internal review of syringe exchange program

Under the direction of Governor Brad Little, the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is launching an internal review of its contracts for services with Idaho’s syringe exchange programs after police execut

Loan repayment program seeks to retain Idaho’s rural nurses

Fifty Idaho nurses have been selected for loan repayment assistance under a new state program designed to help rural communities attract and retain nurses.

EMS 101 at Idaho Capitol set for Jan. 22

An upcoming Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 101 event will provide a venue where lawmakers, repo

Pacific Northwest kids encouraged to enter radon poster contest

Kids across the Northwest are encouraged to use their creativity to raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas by participating in the 2024 Northwest Radon Poster Contest.