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CDH, Boise School District Offering WIC Clinics at Taft

Central District Health is partnering with the Boise School District to present a pilot program that offers free WIC clinics at elementary schools to support families who qualify for the program.

CDH Alerts About Rising Cases of Pertussis in 2024

Central District Health advises that there have been 14 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) reported in Ada County since Jan. 1, 2024, compared to seven cases total for the 12 months in 2023 and two cases in 2022. No cases have been reported in Boise, Elmore or Valley counties so far this year.

Central District Health Conducting a Tuberculosis Investigation

Central District Health (CDH) is investigating a probable case of tuberculosis (TB) in a resident of the Boise State University campus. The individual has not lived in Boise or attended Boise State since Dec. 15, 2023.

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

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

Free Resources Support Students’ Mental Health During Winter Break

Central District Health reminds students and their families that there are free mental health resources available during the winter break.

CDH Confirms Local Transmission of Mpox in Ada County

Central District Health has confirmed local transmission of the mpox virus in Ada County. Since the two first cases of mpox in Idaho this year were confirmed on Nov. 2, four additional residents in Ada County have been diagnosed with mpox. Investigation is ongoing, but three of these new patients reported no recent travel.

Mpox returns to Idaho: Health authorities stress importance of vaccination

IDHW and CDH announced the first two reported people diagnosed with mpox in Idaho since last year. Investigation is ongoing, but both persons reported traveling outside the state, which may be related to these diagnoses. Both people diagnosed with mpox are Ada County residents.

Health Officials Investigating Ada County Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk

Central District Health (CDH) announced today it is investigating recent reports of illness in five Ada County residents that may be associated with the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) milk. 

Central District Health Offering Flu Vaccinations and Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Central District Health is now accepting appointments for seasonal influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccinations to help curb the spread of respiratory viruses.

Measles reported in Idaho resident

An adult male with confirmed measles has been reported in southwest Idaho.

CDH Tobacco Cessation Classes Now Scheduling

Central District Health is offering virtual and in-person tobacco cessation classes through its “Kick it Idaho” campaign.

Diving into Water Safety at the Pool

As the summer sun blazes overhead, people of all ages enjoy time in or near a swimming pool for some splashing fun.

Harmful Algae Bloom Season is Here

The Southwest and Central Health Districts want to inform the public of the risk of illness in the region when recreating in bodies of water that have Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) during the summer months.

Valley and Boise Counties Bats Test Positive for Rabies 

Two bats found in Valley County and Boise County respectively tested positive for rabies, making it the first rabid bat discoveries in those counties this year.

Housing, Healthcare, and Mental Health and Substance Misuse are the most pressing health needs in 10-county region of Southwest Idaho

Safe, affordable housing, access to affordable healthcare and mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment are the most pressing health needs in a 10-county region home to more than half of Idaho's residents, a new joint assessment finds.

First Rabid bat of the season found in Ada County

A bat found in Ada County tested positive for rabies July 12, making it the first rabid bat reported in the state this year.

Free Program Supports Mental Health of Students, Families During the Summer Break

A free program addressing student mental health and supporting families in our communities offered in the Boise, Kuna and West Ada School Districts continues to be available through the summer months.

CDH Receives $500,000 Grant to Reach More Families Through Innovative WIC Outreach Efforts

Central District Health has been awarded a $531,612 grant to implement a WIC Community Innovation and Outreach Project (WIC CIAO). 

CDH Offers Primary Care Via Telehealth in Valley County

In person Central District Health medical services in McCall have been moved to telehealth format.

CDH Declares Syphilis Outbreak

Central District Health has declared an outbreak of syphilis in Public Health District 4.

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