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Continuous Medicaid enrollment ends April 1. First batch of notices issued today

During the federal COVID-19 public health emergency, states were not allowed to remove anyone from Medicaid unless they moved out of the state, asked to be removed, or died.

EMS Day at Idaho Capitol set for Jan. 23

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Idaho are at a crossroads. Challenged by population growth, a fragmented system of volunteers and paid staff, and Idaho’s inherently rural character, EMS leaders are working to get ahead of the crisis that looms if nothing changes.

Radon poster contest now open for students in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

Students across the Northwest are encouraged to get creative and help raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas by participating in the 2023 Northwest Radon Poster Contest this winter. The contest is open Jan. 10 to March 10.

Influenza contributes to Washington County child’s death

A Washington County child is Idaho’s first influenza-related death among Idahoans younger than 18 years of age for the 2022-2023 season.

Four organizations chosen to operate youth crisis centers in Idaho

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) and the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) have awarded grant funding to four applicants to operate youth behavioral health community crisis centers in Idaho.

DHW media briefing set for 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss ‘triple-demic’ of flu, RSV, and COVID-19 in Idaho

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about the surge in respiratory diseases in Idaho at 2 p.m. (MT) Thursday, Dec. 15, via Webex.

First influenza death of season reported in Idaho

A Nez Perce County man older than 65 years of age is Idaho’s first reported influenza-related death of the 2022-2023 season.

Board of Health and Welfare to meet Nov. 10

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT Thursday, Nov. 10, via Webex and in Boise.

Potentially hazardous conditions at Lake Cascade and Payette River; avoid contact with cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) Division of Public Health and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are notifying the public of potentially hazardous conditions at Lake Cascade in Valley County and the Payette River from Lake Cascade to Payette through Boise, Gem,…

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.