Southeastern Idaho Public Health

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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