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CDHD Offices Will be Closed Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidents Day

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21


February 5, 2017

CDHD Board of Health to Meet on Friday, Feb. 10

View the Agenda


January 26, 2017

Walk-In HPV Vaccine Clinic at CDHD in Boise

Thursday, February 9 | 9 am to 5 pm

No Appointment Needed!

Most insurance can be billed and a sliding fee pay scale is available for ages 11-18.
A limited amount of vaccine is also available for women ages 19-26 and men ages 19-21 without insurance.
Call 327-7400 for more information.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses linked to multiple types of cancer and other diseases. Learn more about HPV, the vaccine to protect preteens, teens, young women through age 26, and young men through age 21.


Call to 327-8608 to Learn More and Schedule Your Appointment.
Free Screening Qualification Information, HERE


CDHD Offices Closed on Monday, Jan. 16

CDHD's offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Idaho Human Rights Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 17.


CDHD Offices Closed on Jan. 2

In observation of New Year's Day, CDHD's offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017


CDHD Board of Health to Meet Friday, Dec. 16

CDHD's Board of Health will meet at CDHD's Boise office, located at 707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise on Friday, Dec. 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Click HERE to view the meeting agenda.


Let's Talk Turkey!

Keep your family and friends healthy with these simple food safety tips this Thanksgiving.

For more information, click HERE.


Public Health Informer Newsletter

In The Fall/Winter 2016 Edition:

  • HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Certain Cancers and Other Diseases
  • CDHD Website Getting a Fresh Look
  • FluMist Not an Option this Flu Season
  • Long-time CDHD Employees Look to Retirement
  • Make a Plan to Quit! Join the Great American Smokeout
  • Transforming Behavioral Health Care in Idaho
  • and more!

READ MORE


Join The Great American Smoke Out

Thursday, November 17

By quitting tobacco - even for 1 day - smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

>> LEARN MORE


Walk-in Oral Health Clinic for Kids Planned in Idaho City

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | 9am – 3pm
Boise Basin Library District | 123 Montgomery Street, Idaho City

A healthy mouth makes for a healthier child! During a brief visit, a licensed dental hygienist with CDHD will meet with parents and guardians and their kids to provide oral health education, apply fluoride varnish and offer a visual check of the child’s mouth. No cost to you and no appointment needed! >> Learn More


CDHD Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

CDHD's offices in Boise, McCall and Mountain Home will be closed on Friday, November 11th to observe Veterans Day. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 14th.


FREE Garden City Health Pop-Up Event

Thursday, November 10th at the Garden City Library | 5:30-7:30 pm.

Offering a variety of services, including:

  • Health assessments
  • Dental screenings
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Kid’s activities
  • Fluoride varnishing for kids
  • All for FREE!
  • Learn More

Breast cancer screening and treatment: One size doesn't fit all.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Screenings Save Lives.

Find out if you are elgible for a screening through Women's Health Check.


Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Help protect your kids this winter by getting them the flu shot. CDHD offers vaccines to children from birth through 18. Call today to make an appointment. 327-7400


October 3, 2016

CDHD Offices Closed Oct. 10

In observation of Columbus Day, CDHD offices in Boise, McCall and Mountain Home will be closed on Monday, October 10. We will resume regular business hours the following day.


September 6, 2016

Number of Rabid Bats Above Average in Ada County; Public Health Urges Precautions

CDHD is urging people to take precautions to avoid contact with bats and protect their animals during an above-average season of rabid bats. Seven bats have been confirmed with rabies in Ada County since June.

READ MORE


 

September 2, 2016

September is Preparedness Month

A Preparedness Pointer from our friends at Ada County Emergency Management:

Get to Know Your Neighbors. 53% of people receive preparedness information from neighbors, friends, and family. Meeting neighbors is a great way to start the preparedness conversation in your immediate community.

READ MORE


September 1, 2016

CDHD Offices Closed for Labor Day

CDHD offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. We will resume regular hours the following day.


August 16, 2016

Back to School Immunization Clinic Planned in Boise: Aug. 29

Monday, Aug. 29 from 11 am to 7 pm

Call 327-7450 to save your spot!

Immunizations are charged on a sliding fee scale, and most insurance companies can be billed, including Medicaid. No child will be denied vaccine(s) based on ability to pay. CDHD offers immunizations to children from birth through 18 years.


August 5, 2016

First 2016 Human West Nile Virus Case in Idaho

CDHD is reporting a positive case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an Elmore County woman in her 30s. The woman is recovering at home. This is the first confirmed human case of WNV in Idaho this year.
>> READ MORE


August 4, 2016

CDHD WIC Staff Earns USDA's Gold Premiere Award for Support of Breastfeeding

WIC provides breastfeeding support to moms and families enrolled in the supplemental nutrition program through staff and peer counselors who work one-on-one with moms. Congratulations, CDHD WIC!


August 3, 2016

Idaho Traveler Tests Positive for Zika Virus Infection

A north Idaho woman over the age of 60 who recently traveled to Mexico is confirmed to have been infected with Zika virus, which can cause severe birth defects if infection occurs in pregnant women. This is the first reported case of Zika virus infection in the state...

READ MORE


Upcoming Tobacco Cessation Classes Planned in Meridian

Check out classes planned for September and beyond. LEARN MORE


Walk-In Cholesterol Clinic (Boise): Tuesday, August 2nd

Take charge of your health! No appointment needed for CDHD's low-cost monthly cholesterol screening clinic.

When: Tuesday, August 2 from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Where: CDHD Immunizations Clinic
707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise

Cost: $20 - cash or check, please (sorry, cards cannot be accepted for this clinic)


July 28, 2016

West Nile Virus Found in Ada County Mosquitos

A mosquito trap in northwest Ada County near Star tested positive for West Nile Virus this week. Rember to DRAIN, DRESS and DEFEND to protect yourself.

READ MORE


July 26, 2016

2017-2021 Strategic Plan

The strategic plan is a living document and focuses on goals and objectives for fiscal years 2017 through 2021. >> READ MORE


July: Plague Continues to Impact Ground Squirrel Population and Pets in Ada and Elmore Counties

Health and wildlife officials warn of possible plague threat

Four cats from Elmore County, and one from Ada County have been impacted by plague since late May. Four of the cats have died from the serious illness.

Public health officials are asking anyone living or recreating in areas with ground squirrels, in or outside of the known area of impact to take precautions.

LEARN MORE

Interactive Area of Impact Map


June 29, 2016

CDHD Offices Closed on Monday, July 4th

Central District Health's offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!


June 26, 2016

CDHD's Food Review Newsletter - Summer Edition:

  • Learn about Idaho's new Food Code
  • How to serve fish safely
  • Preventing growth of bacteria through proper cooling
  • Upcoming food safety trainings
  • READ MORE

June 20, 2016

CDHD Offices Closed on Friday, June 24

CDHD's three offices in Boise, McCall and Mountain Home will be closed all day on Friday, June 24 to allow for a staff training.


June 16, 2016

Idaho’s Local Health Districts Unite in Support of Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Idahoans

Idaho’s seven local health districts passed a resolution during their annual statewide meeting Thursday, June 9 2016, supporting health insurance coverage for Idaho’s low-income population, often called the “gap population.”

READ MORE


June 14, 2016

Meridian Bat Tests Positive for Rabies; Public Health Urges Precautions

A bat found in Meridian has tested positive for rabies. The bat was found in the back yard of a home in Central Meridian, and is the first bat of the year in Idaho to test positive for rabies. There is no known exposure to people or pets.
READ MORE

 

June 14, 2016

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, 2016, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases. This is an annual adjustment.
READ MORE


Voluntary Recall of Select Meadow Gold Products from Boise Plant

The Meadow Gold Dairy plant in Boise is voluntarily recalling Meadow Gold brand Old Style Whipping Cream and Meadow Gold DairyPure brand Whipping Cream and Half and Half due to insufficient pasteurization. View information on affected products HERE.


May 23, 2016

CDHD Honors Long-Time Champion for Health in Valley County

Lyle Nelson Receives Leadership in Community Health Award

Photo by The Star-News, McCall

Around Valley County, the name Lyle Nelson is undoubtedly a familiar one. The four-time Olympian competed in the biathlon for the US team, served as a national TV analyst for Nordic events in the 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games...
Read More


Spring/Summer Newsletter Has Arrived

In this edition of the Public Health Informer:

  • Zika Virus: Common Questions & Answers
  • What is CDHD and What Do We Do?
  • New WIC Clinic Locations Prove Successful
  • And more! Click HERE to read

CDHD Holds Preparedness Exercise With Community Partners

On Wednesday, May 11, CDHD, along with Southwest District Health, the Greater Idaho American Red Cross, Canyon County, and other community partners held a full-scale exercise to utilize emergency preparedness plans. The exercise was held a the O'Conner Field House in Caldwell.

LEARN MORE


How Idaho's Drinking Water is Monitored

Recent news of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan may have you wondering how drinking water in Idaho is managed, monitored and kept safe.  And what is your local health department’s role in maintaining healthy drinking water? Read on!


WIC Appointments Available in Kuna & Meridian

Clients can now make appointments at two new sites:

  • Kuna – Appointments available Fridays at Family Medical Health Center - 708 E Wythe Creek Court
  • Meridian – Appointments available Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Meridian Schools Clinic – 925 NW 1st Street
  • Learn More (News Release)

Appointments available today! Call 327-7488


In Their Own Words

Why are public health programs like immunizations, reproductive health, WIC, healthy relationships and oral health so important? CDHD produced five short photo voice videos to learn why these subjects matter to the people in our community.

 


May 15, 2016

CDHD Offices Closed on Monday, May 30th

CDHD's offices in Boise, Mountain Home and McCall will be closed on Monday, May 30th in honor of Memorial Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.


Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties Make Gains in Health Rankings

Valley County Considered Overall Healthiest in the State


April 13, 2016

Mark Your Calendar!
Week of the Young Child Celebration

A FREE Family-Friendly Event

  • Saturday, April 16th - 12-3 p.m.
  • Ann Morrison Park (by the fountain & playground)

Crafts, kid’s zumba, bicycle rodeo, community resources, summer camps and more. Sponsored by the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC)


 

March 15, 2016

CDHD Board of Health Meeting

Friday, March 18, 2016 | 8:30 am to 11:30 am

  • Click here to view the agenda

January 12, 2016

CDHD Offices Closed on Monday, Jan. 18

CDHD's offices in Boise, McCall and Mountain Home will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr / Human Rights Day.


December 14, 2015

North Idaho Woman Dies from a Flu-Related Illness

First State Flu Death for 2015-2016 Season

A north Idaho woman over the age of 60 has died from an influenza-related illness.

Everyone over six months of age is recommended to get the flu vaccine.  This season’s vaccine has been updated to match viruses that are circulating.

Read More

Track Flu in Idaho


November 6, 2015

Update: Raw milk from Kuna dairy back on shelves after passing thorough inspection

In late October, Idaho Public Health officials investigated illnesses in southwest Idaho thought to be associated with drinking unpasteurized (raw) milk. The Department of Agriculture evaluated the dairy's entire process and found no deficits. The dairy is now selling its milk in stores again.

More Information

Original News Release

 


October 12, 2015

CDHD Closed on Columbus Day

CDHD's offices will be closed in recognition of Columbus Day on Monday, October 12. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13.


October 7, 2015

The Shot Line Newsletter

In the fall edition of The Shot Line:

  • Adult Vaccines Save Lives
  • Free Provider Education Classes
  • Childcare Providers: Keeping Kids Immunization-Compliant
  • And much more!

 

YOU are your child's first and best teacher.
Parents as Teachers Program Now Enrolling

A FREE parenting program offered through CDHD for expectant parents and families with children ages 0-3.

Learn more HERE or call 327-8629 today!


September 24, 2015

Idaho health officials urge caution regarding recalled cucumbers

Idaho cases continue to be reported

Twenty-one Idaho residents with salmonellosis have been linked to the national cucumber outbreak, with public health officials concerned that people who are unaware of the outbreak could still become infected.


September 2, 2015

Water quality currently being monitored in Hulls Gulch Area

No algae toxins found, but algae levels will continue to be monitored.

FULL STORY


August 13, 2015

Idaho Public Health and DEQ officials: Wildfire smoke is affecting air quality throughout the state

Remember that older adults, infants, children and people with medical conditions such as asthma, lung disease, and heart disease are more sensitive to poor air quality.

FULL STORY


August 7, 2015

Back-to-School Immunization Clinic Planned for Valley County

Get your kids immunized before the new school year!

  • Thursday, August 20 from 2 to 7 p.m.
  • CDHD McCall - 703 1st Street
  • Call 630-8002 to make an appointment

Immunizations are charged on a sliding fee scale. MORE INFO


August 3, 2015

New Teen Immunization Data: The Good and the Bad

Newly released immunization data for school-age teens shows Idaho made steady improvement in overall vaccination rates, but experienced a decline in the vaccine that protects against pertussis, commonly referred to as whooping cough.

  • Learn more from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

July 29, 2015

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection Reported in Washington County

Nine Idaho counties in Idaho have reported West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes during routine surveillance which began in mid-June.

Learn More

WNV Information


Public Health News You Can Use!

In the summer Public Health Informer:

  • Summer Time Healthy Swimming
  • Fight the Bite this Summer
  • Your Baby's First Teeth Matter
  • And more!

 


Summertime Food Review Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Protect yourself, your family and customer from food poisoning
  • Food Safety Training Opportunities
  • Food Safety Modernization Act

 

July 2, 2015

Rabid Bat Discovery is a Reminder to Take Precautions

A bat found in Boise has tested positive for rabies. The dead bat was recently discovered in a residential area in southeast Boise, and is the first one of the year in Idaho to test positive for rabies.

READ MORE


June 25, 2015

Updated WIC Income Guidelines

Idaho’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will implement new income guidelines effective July 1, 2015, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases.

READ MORE


June 25, 2015

Record-setting temperatures prompt a public health warning

Idaho public health officials are encouraging people to be aware and take steps to keep cool in the record-setting heat predicted around the state this weekend and into early next week.

READ MORE


June 16, 2015

Salmonella Outbreak Information

  • Learn the lastest on the outbreak and file a report.

June 10, 2015


CDHD Offices Closed Friday, June 12

The three offices of CDHD in Boise, Mountain Home and McCall, will be closed on Friday, June 12 to allow staff to attend an all day training.

All offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, June 15.


June 4, 2015

Ada County Dog Likely Positive for Plague; Recovering After Prompt Medical Attention

Nearly two weeks after the confirmation of plague in ground squirrels south of Boise, preliminary tests indicate an Ada County dog likely has the disease. A confirmatory test is in progress and final results are expected in approximately one week.

READ MORE

Plague Information


May 22, 2015

Photo Courtesy USAF Airman Shane Phipps

Treasure Valley Ground Squirrels Test Positive for Plague

Ground squirrel deaths near Gowen Field prompt testing for plague bacteria


May 8, 2015

Regional News: Vomiting and Diarrhea Illness Reported in Canyon County Schools


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

And May 22 is Don't Fry Day -- a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to protect their skin.


May 21, 2015

CDHD Offices Closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day

In observation of Memorial Day, our offices in Boise, Mountain Home and McCall will be closed on Monday, May 25. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 26.


May 7, 2015

Happy Mother's Day from CDHD!

Moms, treat yourself with the same care you do those around you - and get current on all recommended cancer screenings.

Click here to learn more about screenings


April 24, 2015

Cottage Foods & Food Code Meetings Planned for April & May

Public meetings are planned throughout Idaho in April and May to discuss Cottage Foods and proposed Idaho Food Code updates.

  • May 4: Cottage Food Meetings in Treasure Valley
  • May 5: Food Code Meetings in Treasure Valley
  • Click here for meeting details

Healthy Initiatives Training for Boise Child Care Providers

Information & Upcoming Training Dates
CDHD and the City of Boise are working together to provide child care providers with the tools they need to comply with the City’s ordinance which focuses on limited screen time, increased physical activity, nutrition and infant feeding. Learn more here.


March 27, 2015

Spring Public Health Informer Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Moving and Grooving with Boise Child Care Providers
  • Protection Against Mumps
  • Parents As Teachers Home Visitation Program
  • Spotlight on Reproductive Health Services
  • And more!

Spring 2015 Shot Line Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Changes ahead for CDHD Immunizations Department
  • CDHD Receives Grant to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates
  • Measles Information for Schools and Childcare Providers

March 25, 2015

Tobacco Cessation Classes Planned for April and May

Dates: April 27 - May 5, 2015 (Mon, Tue)
Time: M and Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Timberline High School     

Dates: May 11-19, 2015 (Mon, Tue)
Time: M and Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Hillside Junior High  

Details Here


March 13, 2015

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month:
Screening Could Save Your Life

For Pastor Mike Freeman of Boise, polyps have assumed an unwelcomed place among three generations of his family. It was 37 years ago when Freeman was faced with losing his colon to a cluster of polyps. At the age of 18 he had to make some tough decisions...
Read the Full Story


March 13, 2015

CDHD to Offer Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine to Children and Adults - Monday, March 9

 

  • CDHD's Boise clinic will offer another special by-appointment MMR clinic on Monday, March 9th, offering appointments to adults and children between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call 327-7450 to make an appointment.
  • A limited number of adult MMR doses are available in Elmore and Valley counties. In Valley County, call 630-8002 >> In Elmore County, call 587-4407.
  • CDHD provides all vaccines year round to children ages 0-18.

Cost & Eligibility Information


February 2, 2015

Measles Information

As of Feb. 2, there are no reported cases of measles in Idaho. To learn more about measles and how to prevent it, click here.


January 26, 2015

Idaho reports significant increase in number of flu-related deaths

A dramatic increase in influenza-related deaths in Idaho is causing public health officials to urge Idaho residents to take measures to protect themselves from flu. The state is reporting 16 flu-related deaths as of Jan. 22, an increase from just three reported deaths on Jan. 8. The majority of those deaths are for people over the age of 80.

FULL STORY


Idaho Public Health Officials Warn that Mumps Outbreak Involving University Students Has Spread to Boise and State of Washington

An outbreak of mumps that began in September 2014 among students at the Moscow campus of the University of Idaho continues to spread outside the Moscow area.

FULL STORY


January 6, 2015

Idaho flu season in full swing; health officials urge measures to protect children and elderly


January 9, 2015

The Food Review Newsletter

In the Winter 2015 Edition:

  • Growler Stations:Compliance for Refilling Returnable Containers
  • Date Marking Ready-to-eat Foods
  • Idaho Food Code: Proposed Rule Changes in 2016
  • And much more

January 5, 2015

FREE Tobacco Cessation Classes

Quitting tobacco continues to be a leader among the list of most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Is 2015 YOUR year to quit?

FULL STORY


Tobacco Free Idaho Alliance (TFIA) Annual Meeting & Addiction Incorporated Documentary Screening - Dec. 8th

Meeting

  • Monday, December 8
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Oxford Suites, 1426 S. Entertainment Ave., Boise
  • Agenda here

Documentary Screening - presented by TFIA and Idaho Public Health Association (IPHA)

Addiction Incorporated - The True Story of the Tobacco Companies' Commitment to Addicting the Human Brain

  • Monday, December 8
  • 5 - 6:15 p.m. IPHA Reception & Light Dinner
  • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Documentary Screening
  • Cost & Details here

November 26, 2014

Public Health Informer Newsletter: Fall 2014 Edition

In this edition learn about:

  • Boise's Healthy Child Care Initiative Ordinance Passes
  • CDHD Cholesterol Clinics Offer No Appointment Testing
  • Seasonal Flu FAQ
  • Raw Milk: The Risky Reality
  • Getting a Grip on Portion Sizes
  • And much more!

November 21, 2014

Mumps Outbreak Involving University of Idaho Students Prompts Public Health; Officials to Urge Students to Check Vaccination Records and Get Vaccinated


November 10, 2014

Thursday, November 20th is the Great American Smokeout!

What's it all about?

It's a time for smokers to make a plan to quit or plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

By quitting, you will be taking an important step towards a heathier life - one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.


November 2, 2014

CDHD Closed on Veterans Day

All three of CDHD's offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Offices will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, November 12th

October 23, 2014


Mountain Home School Immunization Clinics

Flu only clinics

Oct. 28 –  North Elementary 9-11 am  &  East Elementary 12:30-2:30 pm

Oct. 30 –   Hacker Middle School 9-11 am

Nov. 4 –  West Elementary 9-11 am  &  Glenns Ferry Schools 1-3 pm


October 9, 2014

First Influenza Deaths Reported in Idaho

Two Idaho adults over the age of 60, a woman from Ada County and a woman from Kootenai County, died recently from influenza-related illnesses. These are the first deaths in Idaho attributed to influenza this season. In Idaho’s last flu season, 19 people died from flu-related illnesses. Read More


October 7, 2014

Learn about Who Needs A Flu Vaccine.

CDHD Now Offering Flu Shot for Children

  • Call CDHD today to schedule a flu shot appointment for your child (6 months to 18 years) - 327-7450
  • Learn more about prevening the flu this season!

September 25, 2014

Cholesterol Screening and
Cardiac Risk Assessment at CDHD in Boise: Tuesday, October 7

Cost $20

Screening includes HDL/LDL levels, Cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood pressure check, and nutrition and exercise guidelines.


September 19, 2014

CDHD Strategic Plan


September 10, 2014

Idaho Public Health Officials Closely Monitor Respiratory Infections

Idaho Public Health officials are working closely with hospitals, public health districts, laboratories and healthcare providers to identify any possible clusters of respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68.


September 4, 2014

Team Sun Safety: Got You Covered!

Free interactive two-hour class. Idaho STARS approved.

  • Learn about the dangers of UV ray exposure and easy steps to reduce skin cancer risk in the children under your care.
  • Free education posters, flyers, and magnets.
  • CD-ROM filled with resources and curriculum (one per center).
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
    6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
  • Syringa Room at Central District Health Department, 707 N Armstrong Place, Boise 83704
  • To register or for more information contact:
    Joanne Graff at CDHD, jgraff@cdhd.idaho.gov or (208) 327-8543

September 1, 2014

Illness Prompts Public Health Officials to Warn Consumers To Discard Potentially-Contaminated Raw Milk

Southwest District Health officials report associated cases of Cryptosporidiosis in two Canyon County residents who consumed raw goat milk from Treasured Sunrise Acres in Parma, Idaho, produced the week of August 24th, and sold in stores in Boise, Caldwell, Ketchum, and Star, Idaho.


August 29, 2014

Cholesterol Screening and
Cardiac Risk Assessment at CDHD in Boise: Tuesday, Sept. 2

Cost $25

Screening includes HDL/LDL levels, Cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood pressure check, and nutrition and exercise guidelines.


August 29, 2014

CDHD Offices Closed on September 1st

CDHD offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Offices will resume regular business hours on September 2.


August 28, 2014

Ebola Virus: Learn the latest from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


August 12, 2014

Alarming increase of Idaho whooping cough cases prompts public health officials to urge pregnant women, parents of small children to get vaccinated


August 6, 2014

Summer 2014 Food Review Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Produce Safety: Wash Your Fruits & Vegetables
  • Special Event Food Safety
  • Dogs and Service Animals in Food Establishments
  • And more!
  • Read the Summer 2014 Food Review

August 5, 2014

Back-to-School Immunization Clinic

  • Monday, August 11
  • Monday, August 18

1 p.m to 7:30 p.m. both days

707 N. Armstrong Place, Boise

Get your children up-to-date on their vaccinations before the new school year gets underway. Please call 327-7450 to make an appointment. Most insurance companies, including Medicaid, can be billed.

June 27, 2014

CDHD Offices Closed on Independence Day

The three offices of CDHD, in Boise, Mountain Home and McCall, will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 for the Independence Day holiday.


CDHD offices will open with regular business hours on Monday, July 5, 2014.


July 16, 2014

EAGLE ISLAND STATE PARK WILL RE-OPEN SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014


June 26, 2014

CDHD Honors Local Medical Resident With Leadership in Community Health Award

 

Earlier this year, Dr. Pyrak authored a resolution aimed at reducing obesity rates in Idaho by promoting healthier nutrition and food choices among the state’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.

Read More


June 20, 2014

Child Immunization Project

Parenthood means there are lots of decisions to be made on your child’s health. Some have questioned the decision to vaccinate or not. If you are a parent who questioned vaccination, but decided to vaccinate after all, we would like to hear your story of how you came to that decision.

>> Please contact Debbie Dakins with Healthwise in Boise.
ddakins@healthwise.org
208.331.6992


June 13, 2014

West Nile virus detected in western Idaho

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus (WNV) have been detected in Payette County (Health District 3), prompting health officials to remind people to take precautions to fight the bite. The WNV-positive mosquitoes, which are the first discovered in the state this year, were detected by the Payette County Mosquito Abatement Program in a trap collected from an area southeast of the city of Payette.

Note: Payette County is not included in CDHD's jurisdiction.

>> Read More

>> Click here to learn more about West Nile Virus


June 10, 2014

HAWKS Opener is Friday, June 13
Kids Can Get a Free Boise Hawks Ticket to a Future Game

It's almost time for baseball season - what better time to get up-to-date on vaccines?

Did you know kids who are current on their vaccines can score a free Hawks game voucher?!

>> Click here for details!


June 2, 2014

Overseas Travelers Warned to Check Vaccination Protection for Measles

Idaho public health officials want to remind travelers planning trips abroad to check their immunization records to ensure they are protected against measles. Although measles was officially eradicated from the United States in 2000, it is still present in other regions of the world including Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

Read More


May 29, 2014

Immunizations for Boise & Meridian Student Athletes - June 5

In conjunction with the Boise and Meridian school districts, and Boise State University, CDHD will offer student immunization record reviews and age appropriate vaccinations as part of an Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Exam event.

>> Click here for details


May 20, 2014

CDHD Offices Closed on May 26th for Memorial Day Holiday

 

The three offices of the Central District Health Department (CDHD), in Boise, Mountain Home and McCall, will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 for the Memorial Day holiday.

CDHD offices will open with regular business hours on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.


May 16, 2014

Kids Can Get a Free Boise Hawks Game Ticket

It's almost time for baseball season - what better time to get up-to-date on vaccines?

Did you know kids who are current can score a free Hawks game voucher?!

>> Click here for details!

 


May 14, 2014

WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program Celebrates 40 Years;
Open House Planned

Last year alone, the Federally-funded nutrition assistance program served 14,000 people in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties, working with eligible pregnant women, infants and children through age four. CDHD administers the program for Health District Four.

>> Click here to read entire news release


May 6, 2014

Central District Health Department to Hold May 16
Budget Hearing in Boise County

With an eye to a still-challenged economy, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) will hold its budget hearing for fiscal year 2015 in Boise County on Friday, May 16, proposing an overall increase of less than one percent from last year.

>> Click here to read entire news release


April 18, 2014

Idaho sees spike in Pertussis (Whooping Cough) cases in 2014

The state of Idaho, and specifically Health District 4, which encompasses Ada, Boise, Valley and Elmore counties is experiencing a spike in the number of pertussis cases in 2014.

>> Learn More

April 17, 2014

In the Spring 2014 Shot Line Newsletter:

  • Boise Hawks Immunization Nights
  • Summer Break: A Time for Vacation and Vaccinations
  • HPV is a Serious Disease... Make Sure Your Child is Protected!
  • Be Familiar With Yearly Immunization Schedules
  • And much more!

Spring 2014 Public Health Informer Newsletter

March 24, 2014

In this edition:

  • Overeating Learned in Infancy, Study Suggests
  • Boise Hawks Immunization Nights
  • More Evidence Shows Breastfeeding Helps Babies' Brains
  • Adolescent Relationship Abuse is Addressed in Elmore County
  • Check Your Skin
  • Immunize Your School Age Kids Now
  • It’s Your Commute… What Do You Want it to Look Like?
  • Heads Up for Head Lice

>> Click here to view


May 14, 2014

WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program Celebrates 40 Years;
Open House Planned

Fewer premature births and fewer fetal and infant deaths are just two of the life-changing benefits of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program, which has served the United States for the past 40 years.


Last year alone, the Federally-funded nutrition assistance program served 14,000 people in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties, working with eligible pregnant women, infants and children through age four. CDHD administers the program for Health District Four.

>> Click here to read entire news release


May 6, 2014

Central District Health Department to Hold May 16
Budget Hearing in Boise County

With an eye to a still-challenged economy, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) will hold its budget hearing for fiscal year 2015 in Boise County on Friday, May 16, proposing an overall increase of less than one percent from last year.

>> Click here to read entire news release


April 19-26 is Unplug & Be Outside Week!

Unplug & Be Outside Week

It's time to get outside, get active and explore the Idaho outdoors!

 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Do you have unused or expired medication to dispose of?

Here’s your chance! 

Saturday, April 26th 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In Boise:

  • Boise Towne Square Mall (North Dillards parking lot)
  • Fred Meyer | 5425 W. Chinden Blvd.


Several otherlocations are planned – and more are being added.

Click here to find the location nearest you.

 

Food Safety and Sanitation Standards of Food Establishment Rulemaking Meetings

Tuesday, April 15 | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Boise

(additional locations planned)

Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare is conducting Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings around the State in regards to the Food Safety and Standards of Food Establishments (The Idaho Food Code). Specific areas of attention include:

  • Donated game meat
  • Person in Charge requirements
  • Communicable disease prevention and control
  • Standards for mobile and temporary food establishments
  • Cottage Food rules

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Guzzle, Idaho Food Protection Program Manager, Department of Health and Welfare, 450 W. State St. 4th Floor, Boise, ID 83720-0036. V: (208) 334-5936 F: (208) 332-7307

>> Click here to view meeting dates, time and draft meeting agenda

 

Help Build Healthier Communities

March 5, 2014

The regional transportation planning organization of Ada and Canyon counties, COMPASS, wants your input on long-range transportation plans for the area.

Comments can be submitted through April 27, 2014.

>> Click here to learn more and submit your comments.

 

Spring 2014 Public Health Informer Newsletter

March 24, 2014

In this edition:

  • Overeating Learned in Infancy, Study Suggests
  • Boise Hawks Immunization Nights
  • More Evidence Shows Breastfeeding Helps Babies' Brains
  • Adolescent Relationship Abuse is Addressed in Elmore County
  • Check Your Skin
  • Immunize Your School Age Kids Now
  • It’s Your Commute… What Do You Want it to Look Like?
  • Heads Up for Head Lice

>> Click here to view

 

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 3, 2014

1 in 3 adults has not been screened for colorectal cancer as recommended. CDC Vital Signs

Among cancers affecting both men and women in Idaho and throughout the United States, cancer of the colon and rectum is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. However, colon cancer is preventable with early screening and detection.

Click here to learn more about screening options, including a free in-home test.

>> News Release on colon cancer


 

Grant Will Allow CDHD to Continue Mountain Home Complete Streets Initiative

February 19, 2014

Improving walking, cycling and transit options – these are the goals of creating a Complete Streets policy for the city of Mountain Home. A $1,500 grant from the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) will help the Central District Health Department (CDHD) continue the development of a policy that aims to provide all citizens, regardless of age or ability, the opportunity to be more physically active in Mountain Home.
>> Click here to view the full news release


Back-to-School Immunization Clinic

Kindergarten Registration Starts in March – join CDHD for an immunization clinic serving children ages 0-18. Appointments preferred; however, walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 327-7450.

CDHD charges on a sliding scale and can bill most insurance, including Medicaid.

  • Monday, March 3, 2014 | 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • CDHD | 707 N. Armstrong Pl., Boise
  • Click here to view a flyer with details & regular immunization clinic hours


Help Pay it Forward >>

February 5, 2014

CDHD has launched a Pay it Forward campaign in an effort to help clients pay for important lab tests no longer covered by the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Click here to learn more about the campaign and how you can help!

Winter 2014 Food Review Newsletter

January 21, 2014

The Food Review is the biannual newsletter of the Environment Health Food Inspection Program.

In this edition:

  • 2013 Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
  • Cold Holding: The Most Common Major Risk Factor Violation
  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Associated with Leafy Greens in 2013

 

Tobacco Cessation Classes Forming for the New Year

January 2, 2014

Is quitting tobacco among your 2014 New Years resolutions? Classes are forming today!

Full Story

Winter 2013/2014 Public Health Informer Newsletter

December 19, 2013

Check out the winter newsletter:

  • E-Cigarettes: Not as Safe as You Think
  • Some Children Need Extra Flu Vaccine
  • Breast Milk Bank Depot
  • And more!

Flu Vaccine Available Now at CDHD

September 18, 2013

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is now offering flu vaccine for children up to eighteen years of age.

Full Story

CDHD Offers In-Person Assister Program for Health Insurance Exchange

September 18, 2013

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) will be providing In-Person Assisters to help consumers understand what options are available, as well as explain premium assistance.

Full Story

Winter 2014 Food Review Newsletter

January 21, 2014

The Food Review is the biannual newsletter of the Environment Health Food Inspection Program.

In this edition:

  • 2013 Multistate Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
  • Cold Holding: The Most Common Major Risk Factor Violation
  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Associated with Leafy Greens in 2013

Full Story

Free Tobacco Cessation Classes for a Tobacco-Free New Year

December 30, 2013

If quitting tobacco is among your 2014 New Year’s resolutions, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) has the help you need to be successful. Starting January 13, CDHD will sponsor a Tobacco Cessation class.

Full Story

CDHD's WIC program is open

October 3, 2013

The WIC program will honor the use of your vouchers and continue to offer clinical services.

Full Story

Cat With A Bat

September 27, 2013

What happens when a cat encounters a bat when that cat hasn't been vaccinated?

Full Story

CDHD Offers Flu Vaccine in Mountain Home Schools

September 26, 2013

The flu vaccine is the best protection against seasonal flu. The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is teaming up with the Mountain Home School District to protect students against the flu and help keep sick days to a minimum.

Full Story

Teach Children to Avoid Bats

September 10, 2013

With schools around the state back in session, public health officials are asking parents and schools to talk with children about never handling live or dead bats.

Full Story

Ada County Woman Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

August 28, 2013

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) has received notice of a positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in an Ada County woman in her 50s. This is the first reported human case of WNV in Ada County.

Full Story

West Nile Virus Human Infections Increase

August 16, 2013

Three new cases of people infected with West Nile virus are reported from southwest Idaho, bringing the current state total to five. Ongoing reports of illness are prompting health officials to warn the public to continue to take precautions to protect themselves.

Full Story

Air quality in central Idaho mountains now designated unhealthy because of fires

August 12, 2013

Air quality in some central Idaho mountains has reached an “Unhealthy for sensitive groups” or “Unhealthy” designation, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Public Health is alerting people to limit outdoor activity.

Full Story

Progress on Childhood Obesity

August 6, 2013

The CDC is reporting that obesity rates for young children are dropping, a clear sign of progress in the battle against childhood obesity.

Full Story

Payette County man diagnosed with West Nile as virus makes its way across the state

July 26, 2013

A Payette County man in his 40s has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). He is the first human case of West Nile virus reported in Idaho for 2013.

Full Story

Kids Can Get Free Boise Hawks Tickets

June 14, 2013

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) and the Boise Hawks have a way for kids ages 4 to 13 to get into a baseball game free!

Full Story

Rabid Bats Found in Valley County; CDHD Urges Caution

July 10, 2013

In two separate incidents within the last week rabid bats have been found in Valley County. The incidents serve as a reminder that everyone should take precautions around bats and make sure their pets are adequately vaccinated against rabies.

Full Story

Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

July 2, 2013

Learn more about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and well in hot weather.

Full Story

Pomegranate Kernels Recalled Due to Possible Hepatitis Contamination

June 28, 2013

Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon announced it is voluntarily recalling eight ounce bags of Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels because of the potential for hepatitis A virus (HAV) contamination.

Full Story

Idaho nutrition program adopts new income guidelines

June 21, 2013

Idaho’s special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will implement new income guidelines effective July 1, 2013, that increase household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases.

Full Story

Idaho Stores Sold Berries Linked to National Hepatitis Outbreak

No Idaho illness reported; people who purchased berries are being notified.

June 4, 2013

An outbreak of viral illness hepatitis A may be linked to “Townsend Farms organic Anti-Oxidant Blend” frozen berries sold by Costco stores. There have been no reports of illness associated with the berries sold in Idaho, although they were sold throughout the state.

Full Story

CDHD Awarded Grant for Mountain Home Complete Streets Initiative

May 22, 2013

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health recently awarded the Central District Health Department (CDHD) a $20,000 Childhood Obesity Prevention grant to work with community stakeholders to develop a Complete Streets policy in the city of Mountain Home.

Full Story

Prepare for a Safe and Fun Holiday Weekend

May 20, 2013

Memorial Day weekend launches a summer full of outdoor activities. As everyone prepares here are a few health tips can help make your activities fun and rewarding.

Full Story

How We Swimmers Contaminate Pools

May 17, 2013

The week before Memorial Day (May 20–26, 2013) is Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week. Every year, thousands of Americans get sick with recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs found in places where we swim. The goal of RWII Prevention Week is to raise awareness about healthy and safe swimming.

Full Story

First rabid bat found in Idaho this year

May 14, 2013

A bat found in a northern Idaho home tested positive for rabies last week, prompting public health officials to warn people throughout the state to take precautions around bats.

Full Story

ACHD Honored for Leadership in Community Health

May 8, 2013

Today the Central District Health Department (CDHD) recognized the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) with its “Leadership in Community Health” award for helping to develop the county’s bicycle infrastructure.

Full Story

CDHD At “Fun to Be Fit Festival” in Meridian

May 7, 2013

When Meridian Joint School District No. 2 kicks off the first-ever “Fun to Be Fit Festival” on Saturday May 18th, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) will be there to review immunization records and offer shots to the students needing them.

Full Story

Kids Get Free Boise Hawks Tickets for Being Up-to-Date on Immunizations

May 3, 2013

The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is teaming up with the Boise Hawks again this year to get kids who are up-to-date on immunizations into ball games free.

Full Story

CDHD named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business

April 22, 2013

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the Central District Health Department (CDHD) with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for leading America toward a greener future.

Full Story

CDHD to Host Pre-K and Kindergarten Immunization Clinic in Garden Valley

April 17, 2013

On Friday May 3, 2013 the Central District Health Department (CDHD) will host a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Immunization Clinic at the Garden Valley School.

Full Story

CDHD to Host Back-To-School Clinic for Meridian Kindergartens

April 17, 2013

On Monday April 29, 2013 the Central District Health Department (CDHD) will host a Back-to-School clinic just for children who will be entering Kindergarten in the Meridian School District this fall.

Full Story

Families will Unplug and be Outside April 20 - 27

April 15, 2013

Kids and adults will get active, have fun and play at dozens of free events offered April 20-27 for the third annual Unplug and Be Outside week.

Full Story

My Family. My Story. 2013

Annual Art Contest Celebrates Adults Raising Relative Children

April 1, 2013

The Idaho KinCare Project is proud to announce its third annual statewide children’s art contest known as “My Family. My Story.”

Full Story

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