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Health advisory issued for Henrys Lake; avoid contact with harmful algal cyanobacterial blooms

The Division of Public Health in the Department of Health and Welfare has issued a health advisory for Henrys Lake in Fremont County.

Community Program grants fully distributed, partners announced

Funding allocated to reach children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is fully distributed earlier than anticipated. No new applications for the Idaho Community Program grants will be accepted.

DHW does not support or fund any ‘porn literacy’ for children in Idaho

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has received questions this week about sex education curriculum in Idaho.

Gov. Little to speak at overdose awareness event on Capitol steps

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will host an event at the Idaho Capitol front steps to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. The event will start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Board of Health and Welfare to meet Aug. 18

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT Thursday, Aug. 18, via Webex and in Boise.

West Nile virus detected in Elmore County mosquitoes

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus (WNV) were detected in Elmore County on July 29, prompting health officials to remind people to take precautions to “Fight the Bite.” The positive mosquitoes, which are the first detected in Idaho this year, were

Monkeypox sample handling error leads to internal lab investigation

The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories yesterday discovered a critical sample handling error that resulted in the reporting of a false positive monkeypox test result for one patient in southwest Idaho, and a false negative test result for another patient.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now available for anyone having a behavioral health crisis

Idaho residents now can call or text 988 at any time to talk to a trained professional who can help them through a behavioral health crisis. The new emergency phone number launched on July 16 and is available nationwide.

DHW announces next round of Community Program grants available to address learning loss and behavioral health supports for Idaho children

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is pleased to announce the next application phase of Community Program grants is now open. The grants are a part of the American Rescue Plan Act for Child Care Development Fund.

First probable monkeypox case reported in Idaho

Idaho Division of Public Health and Central District Health are announcing the first probable case of monkeypox in an Idaho resident.