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Our vision is that adults, children, and their families who live with mental illness and addiction receive the behavioral health care services they need when they need them. We believe if this vision is realized, then people in Idaho will have a better quality of life, reduced risk of involvement with the criminal justice system, and make our communities healthier, safer places to live.


Request for Public Feedback

The State of Idaho will receive approximately $120 million over the next 18 years as a result of two settlements with Opioid manufacturers. The state will receive 40% of available funds annually, while the additional 60% is allocated to cities, counties, and health districts. The Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC) will be providing the Governor’s Office with general recommendations for the use of available state funds. A core value of IBHC is the inclusion of consumer and advocate voices. IBHC is seeking public feedback on the appropriate use of settlement funds. Please share your ideas for the allocation of state funding. All feedback and suggestions will be tracked and presented to the council for consideration at the July IBHC quarterly meeting. Feedback must be received by June 1, 2022, at IBHC@dhw.idaho.gov.

Information about the settlement.

Information about the approved uses of the settlement funds.

IBHC Strategic Action Plan

The IBHC is pleased to post an approved Strategic Action Plan. If you would like to submit feedback about this Plan, please email your comments to IBHC@dhw.idaho.gov.

Behavioral Health Workforce Plan

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) has published a revised version of the Behavioral Health Workforce Plan, in accordance with IBHC recommendation “Infrastructure #2.”  Public comments are always accepted by email at IBHC@dhw.idaho.gov

Contact the IBHC

Upcoming Meetings

The Idaho Behavioral Health Council (IBHC) Meeting will take place on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT. This meeting will take place at the Idaho Supreme Court Lincoln Room at 451 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho and shared on YouTube. Agenda.

Additional IBHC Meeting Dates

Friday, October 14, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT

Upcoming PRTF Expansion Project Meetings

We would like to invite you to join one of our two stakeholder engagement meetings for the PRTF Expansion Project. This project is how the state will disperse the 15 million dollars set aside by the Governor and Legislator to expand psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) access in the state of Idaho. On July 7, parents, families, and tribal representatives are invited to the first session. On July 12, we will host providers who may be interested in this funding opportunity. Please reach out to Shane Duty with any questions you may have about the project or engagement sessions. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

The PRTF Expansion Project: Family and Tribal Stakeholder Engagement Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MT. Agenda. Click on the image below to join this virtual meeting.

The PRTF Expansion Project: Provider Stakeholder Engagement Meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MT. Agenda. Click on the image below to join this virtual meeting.

Implementation Template

The Implementation Template includes the up-to-date action items and prioritized work for the IBHC’s nine priority recommendations.

IBHC Location Map

View the IBHC location map which provides information about behavioral health system resources currently available in Idaho.


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