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DHW announces $2.5M in funding to assist laboratories in providing COVID-19 testing

To assist with the response to the current pandemic, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced today a new funding opportunity to help Idaho laboratories establish or increase capacity for community COVID-19 testing in Idaho.

DHW partners with Get Tested COVID-19 to help Idahoans find testing in their communities

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is partnering with Get Tested COVID-19 to maintain an active, accurate database for designated COVID-19 testing centers in Idaho.

Division is collecting comments on Social Services Block Grant Plan & Pre-Expenditure Report

The Division of Family and Community Services is collecting public comments on the Social Services Block Grant Plan & Pre-Expenditure Report for State Fiscal Year 2021.

DHW launches new and improved website

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has developed and launched a new and improved website on Sunday, Oct. 18.

October Administrative Bulletin contains three dockets with public hearings

Three dockets in the October edition of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin have public hearings about changes to Department of Health and Welfare rules. Click on the Docket number below for more information.

Idaho Behavioral Health Council to meet Sept. 18

The Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC) will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Friday, Sept. 18, in Boise and via YouTube.

Owyhee County reports Idaho’s first West Nile virus infections in humans this year

Idaho’s first locally-acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) infections this year have been identified among two Owyhee County residents. Both residents were over the age of 50. One was diagnosed with West Nile fever and the other was identified through blood donor screening.

September Administrative Bulletin contains three notices for DHW

The September edition of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin contains three notices about rulemaking for the Department of Health and Welfare.

Surveyors complete 115 infection control surveys in Idaho nursing homes

Nursing homes in Idaho are working hard to protect their residents and staff from COVID-19, even as it spreads widely in many Idaho communities. Regulatory inspections are one way to know whether they are meeting their goal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.

Idaho recognized as top performing state for critical access hospitals

Every year, the top-10 performing states for critical access hospital data reporting rates and levels of improvement are recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.