12-06-2016: Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline expands services. BOISE - The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is expanding its services by adding an additional phone line for people to call in crisis. The Idaho Statesman reported that the new phone number will also accept text messages Mondays through Fridays, between 3 p.m. and midnight. Organizers announced the additional services on Monday. Idaho's suicide rate has long been above the national average, peaking as the ninth highest rate in the country in 2014, the most recent year for which figures were available, when the rate was 46 percent higher than the national average. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline has fielded nearly 5,400 calls so far this year. The suicide hotline's original number is still (800) 273-TALK. The additional number is (208) 398-HELP.
06-25-2016: PRESS RELEASE: Idaho Residents Could Be Better Protected from Secondhand Smoke
05-12-2016: CHANGES TO THE IDAHO FOOD CODE! The State of Idaho has recently updated the Idaho Food Code, and the changes go into effect July 1, 2016. This link contains a document that summarizes the major changes between the new Idaho Food Code and the existing Idaho Food Code.
To view an official copy of the rules, please access the following internet address: HTTP://ADMINRULES.IDAHO.GOV/RULES/CURRENT/16/0219.PDF We will post more news as it becomes available.
View the Summary Comparison of the Updated Idaho Food Code and 2005 Idaho Food Code.
03-14-2016: LEWISTON, IDAHO – Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. PH-INCD is one of fewer than 120 health departments that have thus far achieved accreditation through PHAB and the first Health Department in Idaho to achieve this prestigious status. READ MORE
02-12-2016: New website launch.
01-08-2016: Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. PH-INCD demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PH-INCD joins a cohort of nearly 450 local health departments across the country that have been distinguished for excellence in preparedness through PPHR, either individually or as part of a region. READ MORE