Public Health Newsletter

In an effort to help educate people about local public health, Idaho's seven health districts have developed a monthly newsletter. The first issue (September, 2013) explains the structure and funding of Idaho's local public health districts. Each issue thereafter focuses on a specific public health topic(s). Please read through the newsletters to learn more about local public health, services Idaho's public health districts provide, and issues facing local public health.


July/August 2016 - Summer Brings Warm Weather, Recreation and Public Health Headlines

June 2016 - Zika - A Growing Public Health Concern

March 2016 - Community Health Assessments Play Central Role in Public Health Success

February 2016 - Drinking Water Monitoring in Idaho

January 2016 -Filling Idaho’s Insurance Coverage Gap to Create Healthier Communities


December 2015 -Preparing for Federal Medical Stations in Idaho

November 2015 - Public health funding requests aim to reduce prescription drug abuse and tobacco use in Idaho

October 2015 - Ushering in a New Flu Season

September 2015 -Idaho Health Districts’ Millennium Tobacco Cessation Program

July 2015 - Immunizations in Idaho: Partnering to Protect

June 2015 - Celebrating 10 Years of Preventing Falls in Idaho

May 2015 - County Health Rankings Illustrate Public Health’s Lead Role in the Health of Communities

April 2015 - Home Visiting Programs Creating Stronger Idaho Communities

March 2015 - Ensuring Quality Care of Idaho’s Youngest Residents

February 2015 - Oral Health in Idaho

January 2015 - E-Cigarettes



December 2014 - WIC Celebrates 40 Years

November 2014 - Public Health’s Ebola Preparedness

October 2014 - Ready or Not, Flu Season is Here

September 2014 - West Nile Virus Numbers Decrease in Idaho in 2014

August 2014 - Improving the Health of Idaho’s Child Care Centers and Worksites

July 2014 - Rabies in Idaho

June 2014 - Skin Cancer in Idaho: Dying for a Tan

May 2014 - Protecting People from Recreational Water Illnesses

April 2014 - Pertussis Cases Continue to Surge

March 2014 - Subsurface Sewage Disposal / IDEQ and Public Health

February 2014 - Loss of Grant Funding for STD Testing Impacts Local Public Health

January 2014 - Idaho Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP)



December 2013 - Tobacco Cessation / Millennium Fund

November 2013 - Why is a Food License Fee Necessary?

October 2013 - Wildfires and Smoke / Influenza

September 2013 - Introduction to Public Health