Idaho: Health & Disability Programs

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Adult Mental Health Services

Idaho provides state funded and operated community based mental health care services through Regional Mental Health Centers (RMHC) located throughout the state. Adult mental health services provided by the RMHC’s include:  crisis screening and intervention, mental health screening, psychiatric clinical services, case management, individual and group therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, assertive community treatment, patient assistance program, benefit assistance, co-occurring disorders treatment, pharmacological education, and short-term mental health intervention.

There are seven regional health offices across Idaho

(208) 334-5500 (Central office—Boise)

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/MentalHealth/AdultMentalHealth/tabid/195/Default.aspx

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Children’s Mental Health Program

The program provides services and supports that help children with serious emotional disturbances and their families to live, learn, work, land participate fully in their community.

There are seven regional health offices across Idaho

(208) 334-5500 (Central office—Boise)

http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/MentalHealth/ChildrensMentalHealth/tabid/314/Default.aspx

 

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Children’s Special Health Program (CSHP) 

CSHP provides consultation, information, technical assistance, and referral services to families of children with chronic illnesses and disabilities and promotes parent-to-parent support networks to ensure that all families have access to support services and health benefits counseling.  CSHP also provides medical and rehabilitative care coordination to uninsured residents of Idaho (birth to eighteen years of age). The program covers these major diagnostic categories:  cardiac, craniofacial, neurologic, phenylketonuria (PKU), plastic/burn, cleft lip/palate, cystic fibrosis, orthopedic, and any combination of these categories.  Additional programs include: the Idaho Infant Toddler Program, which provides services including speech/language therapy, physical therapy, developmental therapy, occupational therapy and respite care, and The Katie Beckett Program, which helps provide children with long-term disabilities or complex medical needs, living at home with their families, with Medicaid services.

There are seven regional health offices across Idaho

(208) 334-5500 (Central office—Boise)

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Children/ChildrensSpecialHealthProgram/tabid/160/Default.aspx

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Developmental Disabilities (DD) Program

The DD Program includes the following services: adult developmental disabilities care management, service coordination for children, family-directed services, family supports, skill development, intensive behavioral intervention, housing and living supports, and the Infant Toddler Program.

There are seven regional health offices across Idaho

(208) 334-5500 (Central office—Boise)

http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/DevelopmentalDisabilities/tabid/120/Default.aspx

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Program’s Fit and Fall ProofTM (FFP) Program

FFP, an exercise-based fall prevention program for older adults available throughout parts of Idaho, consists of free or low-cost exercise classes which focus on functional fitness to reduce the risk of falling. Local volunteer leaders are trained to teach the classes in their communities, usually held in senior centers, community centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. FFP classes help older adults maintain an independent life-style, improve muscular strength, achieve more flexibility and balance, and improve mobility, endurance, and walking.

There are seven regional health offices across Idaho

(208) 334-5500 (Central office—Boise)

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/IdahoPhysicalActivityandNutritionIPAN/FitandFallProof/tabid/199/Default.aspx

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Physical Activity and Nutrition Program’s Project LIFE (Living Well in Idaho)

Project LIFE, also known as The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), is an educational program offered in parts of Idaho to adults with chronic health conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and diabetes. Their family members, caregivers, and friends can also participate in this program, which provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems. The program’s goal is help participants build self-confidence and play a major role in maintaining their health and managing their chronic health conditions. Topics covered include: behavior modeling, coping techniques such as action planning and feedback, problem-solving strategies, and decision-making. Participants are taught to control their symptoms through relaxation, dietary changes, sleep and fatigue management, the correct use of medications, exercise, and communication with their health care providers.

There are seven regional health offices across Idaho

(208) 334-5500 (Central office—Boise)

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/IdahoPhysicalActivityandNutritionIPAN/ProjectLIFE/tabid/1459/Default.aspx

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Substance Use Disorder Services

This program provides substance use treatment and prevention services to Idahoans needing these services, including pregnant women and adolescents.

There are seven regional health offices across Idaho

(208) 334-5500 (Central office—Boise)

http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/SubstanceUseDisorders/tabid/105/Default.aspx

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR)

IDVR’s goal is to help Idahoans with disabilities join the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment.  Services include: vocational guidance and counseling for adjustment to disability, vocational exploration, planning for entry or re-entry into the workforce, assessment to determine vocational strengths and weaknesses, training for people needing a career change because of disability, tools and licenses to enter a specific trade or profession, and medical assistance to secure or maintain employment.  IDVR also provides services to businesses and professional organizations to assist them in employing people with disabilities.

650 West State Street, Room 150

Boise, ID 83702
(208) 334-3390

http://www.vr.idaho.gov/

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