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  • 17 Jan 2019

    Free Dental Care for Kids at Give Kids a Smile 2019

    To prevent tooth decay, Southeastern Idaho Public Health is partnering with ISU and area dentists for ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’. Give Kids a Smile is a national event sponsored by the American Dental Association, that will be held locally in Pocatello on February 1 & 2 at the Idaho State University Dental Hygiene Clinic, 999 Martin Luther King Drive (Building #37). The following local groups are donating time and services to this year’s event: Southeastern Idaho Dental Society, Idaho State University Dental Hygiene Department, Idaho State University Dental Residency Program, Southeastern Idaho Public Health, and the Idaho State Dental Association.    Read More


  • 04 Feb 2019

    Measles Outbreak in Clark County, Washington

    Measles Outbreak in Clark County, Washington The Idaho Immunization Program is alerting Idaho healthcare providers that Clark County Public Health in Washington State continues to investigate an expanding measles outbreak, with 22 confirmed cases of measles reports as of January 22, 2019. For information on this outbreak and possible exposure locations in Washington and Oregon, see https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/measles-investigation. No measles cases have been reported yet in Idaho; however, healthcare providers are encouraged to assess measles vaccination status of their patients and issue appropriate reminders or recalls. Recommended immunization schedules can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html and https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html. Healthcare providers should consider measles in patients presenting with febrile rash illness and clinically compatible measles symptoms, especially if the patient recently traveled internationally or to locales in the United States experiencing a measles outbreak (see https://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html), including Clark County, WA. For information about diagnosis, vaccination, isolation, and treatment of measles for healthcare professionals, including a link to a 5-minute video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, see https://www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/index.html. Healthcare providers should obtain BOTH a serum sample and a throat or nasopharyngeal swab for testing of patients suspected to have measles, at first contact with the patient. The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) can offer PCR testing on specimens from patients with compatible symptoms only. There may be an associated fee for testing. Contact IBL at 208-334-0589 and see the IBL sampling and submission guideline at http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/Health/Labs/SSG/Clinical_Measles_RT-PCR.pdf. Suspected measles is reportable to your local public health district (see map and links at https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/HealthDistricts/tabid/97/Default.aspx), or Southeastern Idaho Public Health, Epidemiology Program (phone 208-478-6303, FAX 208-233-1916), or the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention, Epidemiology Program (phone 208-334-5939; FAX 208-332-7307) within one working day. Prompt reporting will facilitate rapid public health investigation to initiate appropriate control measures for this highly contagious disease.


    04 Feb 2019

    Free “Love Yourself Healthy” Event To Be Offered in Pocatello

    POCATELLO, IDAHO – Celebrate the month of February by “loving yourself healthy.” Learn to love yourself enough to do ALL that you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle - a lifestyle that encompasses more than healthy food choices and physical activity options - a lifestyle that makes time for yourself by getting necessary health screenings at the appropriate times.    Read More


    12 Feb 2019

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health holds Diaper Drive in Pocatello

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will hold a Diaper Drive on Valentine’s Day at the Pocatello Fred Meyer from 10 am – 6 pm.  The donated diapers will go to families in need in southeast Idaho.  Diapers are essential in keeping babies happy and healthy, yet 1 in 3 families in Idaho struggle to afford diapers and low-income families are forced to choose between diapers and food each month.  On average diapers cost approximately $80 per month and many community support programs such as food stamps or WIC don’t cover the cost of diapers. SIPH’s Diaper Drive on Valentine’s Day at the Pocatello Fred Meyer is an opportunity for to help increase access to diapers to families in need in Southeast Idaho. For more information, contact Dana Solomon at 208.239.5256 or visit www.siphidaho.org or www.idahodiaperbank.org.    Read More


    25 Feb 2019

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health To Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Program

    A FREE four week Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program will be offered to Pocatello community members in March 2019. Classes will be taught on Tuesdays beginning on March 5th and consecutively taught through Tuesday, March 26th. The program will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello.    Read More


  • 06 Mar 2019

    Lead Testing available at Southeastern Idaho Public Health

    During March, 2019 Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will be offering lead testing to children 6 years old or younger at their Oneida County office located at 175 S 300 E. Lead is most harmful to children 6 years old or younger. Contaminated dust is the major source of lead for most children. Health effects of lead in children can include behavioral and learning problems, delayed growth, hearing problems, headaches, damage to the brain and central nervous system.    Read More


    06 Mar 2019

    Free HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis screening for the month of March

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health is offering free rapid HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C testing for at-risk people for the entire month of March in each of our 8 county offices.    Read More


    12 Mar 2019

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health To Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Program - Pocatello

    A FREE four week Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program will be offered to Pocatello community members in March 2019. Classes will be taught on Tuesdays beginning on March 5th and consecutively taught through Tuesday, March 26th. The program will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello.    Read More


    12 Mar 2019

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health To Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Program - Preston

    A FREE four week Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program will be offered to Preston community members in April. Classes will be taught on Tuesday’s beginning on April 2nd and consecutively taught through Tuesday, April 23rd. The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health located at 42 West 1st South in Preston. Attend all FOUR consecutive classes, receive FREE 2 week supply of NRT & double your chances of successfully quitting.    Read More


    12 Mar 2019

    Healthy Diabetes Plate Class Series To Be Offered in Pocatello

    Nearly one out of ten people in the United States has been diagnosed with diabetes. To recognize and address the impact of this disease, a FREE 4-part class series will be taking place in Pocatello on Thursdays beginning March 28th running through April 18th. Classes will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm at Southeastern Idaho Public Health located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive. Class curriculum is designed for prediabetics, Type 2 Diabetics and their caregivers, and for anyone looking to enhance their way of eating through the use of the Healthy Diabetes Plate method.    Read More


  • 15 Apr 2019

    Kindergarten Immunizations offered at Southeastern Idaho Public Health

    On April 18, 2019, Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be working with Malad Elementary during kindergarten registration to get children vaccinated. Vaccinating your child is one of the easiest and most effective tools to keep your child healthy. This is a great opportunity to protect your child against preventable diseases. Walk in appointments will be available at Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Oneida County office located at 175 S 300 E, Malad, Idaho 83252. Get your child vaccinated today!    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Arco - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Bannock - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Bear Lake - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Bingham - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Caribou - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Oneida - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Power - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Preston - Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    In accordance with 39-423, Idaho Code, Southeastern Idaho Public Health’s Budget Committee (consisting of the Chairmen of the eight participating counties’ Boards of County Commissioners) will meet to consider the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of the District Board of Health. This meeting will serve as the required public hearing.    Budget Request    Read More


    26 Apr 2019

    Mom ‘n Me Fun Run/Walk Celebrates 12 Years

    In its 12th successful year, Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will again host the Annual Mom n’ Me 5k Fun Run/Walk. The event will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Southeastern Idaho Public Health. The Mom n’ Me Fun Run/Walk is an effort to create a healthy tradition for friends and family on Mother’s Day. “The Mom ‘n Me is not competitive & is untimed. We do this so that everyone and all abilities can participate,” said Dana Solomon, Mom ‘n Me Organizer.    Read More


  • 28 May 2018

    Give Blood On May 30th

    Pocatello, ID - This May, the American Red Cross invites you to do something amazing – help save lives by donating blood on Thursday, May 30th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health located at 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello.    Read More


  • 01 Jun 2019

    Test Your Way! Do It Today!

    National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, June 26. To recognize this national event and to encourage residents of Southeast Idaho to know their HIV status, Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be conducting FREE HIV, Hepatitis C (Hep C) and Syphilis testing for the entire month of June at all of their 8 clinic locations.    Read More


    05 Jun 2019

    Drug Impairment Training to be held in Chubbuck

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health and Idaho State Police will be conducting a free Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP) on June 17-18, 2019 from 8am-5pm. The training will be held at Idaho Central Credit Union’s Administration Building at 4400 Central Way in Chubbuck. The goal of the training is to equip educational professionals with the skills to identify alcohol- or drug-impaired students and ensure a safe learning environment. Participants will learn how to identify the signs of impairment by drug type. DITEP is a one- or two-day training. Day one is for anyone (affiliated with the school) interested in general drug education and policies. Day two is best suited for those who will actually conduct the hands-on evaluation, such as school nurses and school resource officers. For more information, contact Chessie Meyer at 208-478-6300 or by email at cmeyer@siph.idaho.gov. To register online, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/DITEP2019.    Read More


    05 Jun 2019

    In-Person DATA 2000 Waiver Training Opportunity Offered in Southeastern Idaho

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health and Eastern Idaho Public Health are hosting a FREE DATA Waiver Training that is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 6-10 pm at Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Staley Classroom located at 98 Poplar in Blackfoot, Idaho.    Read More


    06 Jun 2019

    Free Mental Health First Aid Training in July: Part of National Initiative to Increase Mental Health Literacy

    On July 15-18, 2019 Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be offering a free Mental Health First Aid training. This groundbreaking course, taught in two-hour sessions over four days, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 1901 Alvin Ricken Rd. in Pocatello, gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder and to connect them to appropriate support and resources when necessary.    Read More


    19 Jun 2019

    RABID BAT FOUND IN BINGHAM COUNTY

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed that a bat has tested positive for rabies in Bingham County. This is the first bat to test positive for rabies in Idaho this year. Last year, 12 bats tested positive for rabies in Idaho. While most bats are do not carry rabies, rabies is a virtually 100% fatal viral illness in humans and other animals.    Read More


  • 01 Jul 2019

    Idaho WIC makes annual adjustment to income guidelines

    Idaho’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will implement new income guidelines effective July 1, 2019, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases. This review and adjustment happens annually.    Read More