Healthy Living

 

HEALTH POLICY AND PROMOTION

When communities, businesses, and other organizations want to implement strategies to improve the health of people, CDHD is often there to help. We educate our partners on the leading causes of illness and death and provide proven practices to improve health.


Policy Analysts and Health Education Specialists work with diverse community partners to establish local policies, systems, and environmental changes to combat tobacco use, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and prevent cancer.


CDHD helps prevent life-threatening falls in senior citizens with a free, peer-led, community exercise program called Fit and Fall Proof™.


CDHD staff also lead efforts with local health care providers on the State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP), an initiative intended to provide better care, improve health, and reduce costs for all health care consumers, and work with health care providers in the community to reduce the incidence of prescription drug overdose.


Contact Us

Email Health Policy and Promotion



Health Policy & Promotion Program Manager

Jaime Aanensen, MHS, CHES

208-327-8546


Administrative Assistant

Julie Nease

208-327-8547


Administrative Assistant (for SHIP)

Cindy Lindgren

208-327-8585



Policy Analysts



Chakoma Haidari

208-327-8543



Fit and Fall Proof™ Program


Program Coordinator

Mike S. Rice, MPH, CSCS, ACSM/HFS

208-327-8591



State Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP)


Program Manager

Melissa Dilley

208-327-8604


Quality Improvement Specialist

Kim Thurston

208-327-8589



Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention


Health Education Specialist

Tara Fouts

208-327-8521