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Media Advisory: Media Invited to Learn about Three-Year Community Health Implementation Plan

BOISE, Jan. 3, 2024 – The Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative (WICHC) will hold a press conference to present Idaho’s first community-driven Regional Health Implementation Plan.

At the event, we’ll introduce Idaho’s first-ever Regional Health Implementation Plan, an action plan that details how 23 agencies in western Idaho will work together over the next three years to address the region’s top health needs: housing, behavioral health and access to care.

The plan is based on the findings from the 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment. During the press conference, a WICHC panel will explain the collaborative three-year plan created to protect and advance innovative public health practices in western Idaho.

What: WICHC Regional Health Implementation Plan

When: 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024

Where: Central Plaza Auditorium, St. Luke’s Boise Plaza, 800 E. Park Blvd. Boise, ID


  • Jeff Agenbroad, former Idaho state senator
  • Russ Duke, Central District Health director
  • Raul Enriquez, Southwest Idaho Agency on Aging director
  • Ariel Foster, Saint Alphonsus Community Health and Wellbeing senior coordinator
  • Courtney Frost, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation senior program officer
  • Angie Gribble, St. Luke’s Community Health and Engagement senior director
  • Brian Knight, former Human Supports of Idaho administrator
  • Theresa McLeod, St. Luke’s community health administrator 
  • Alexis Pickering, WICHC program manager
  • Nikki Zogg, Southwest District Health director

Why: Presenters will explain the nine strategies WICHC partners will take over the next three years to address housing needs, behavioral health expansion and access to care in the region.

How: Please RSVP to Courtney Kelly at

Interview Opportunities: Interviews will be available after the press conference with the following WICHC partners:

  • Former Senator Jeff Agenbroad 
  • Courtney Frost, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation  
  • Angie Gribble, St. Luke’s Health System  
  • Alexis Pickering, WICHC  
  • Nikki Zogg, Southwest District Health  
  • Tim Jackson, United Way of Treasure Valley 

Related links: News release regarding the 2023 CHNA, July 2023

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