Public Health Newsletter Archives

In an effort to help educate people about local public health, Idaho's seven health districts published a monthly newsletter for several years. 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. The newsletter was discontinued in 2016.


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