News Icon09-27-2019 - Health Advisory Issued for Winchester Lake Due to Harmful Algal Bloom Read full Press Release
News Icon09-19-2019 - Press Release: Rabid Bat Found in Latah County Read full Press Release
News IconNational Suicide Prevention Week – September 8 – 14, 2019 How Local Health Departments Work to Lower Rural Suicide Rates Discussion with Ms. Carole Moehrle. Read More

News Icon06-07-2019: Public Health District 2 Measles Press Release (June 7, 2019)

News Icon06-05-2019:  Public Health District 2 Measles Press Release (June 5, 2019)

News Icon09-08-2017: Air Quality Forecast and Caution - Issued: Read More

News Icon07-31-2017: Public Health Advisory: Wildfire Smoke Advisory: As we move into late summer here in North Central Idaho, we are also moving into the time of year that wildfires continue to increase. That means that wildfire smoke and the impact on air quality is going to become a concern.... Read More

News Icon 12-06-2016: Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline expands services. BOISE - The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is expanding its services by adding an additional phone line for people to call in crisis. The Idaho Statesman reported that the new phone number will also accept text messages Mondays through Fridays, between 3 p.m. and midnight. Organizers announced the additional services on Monday. Idaho's suicide rate has long been above the national average, peaking as the ninth highest rate in the country in 2014, the most recent year for which figures were available, when the rate was 46 percent higher than the national average. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline has fielded nearly 5,400 calls so far this year. The suicide hotline's original number is still (800) 273-TALK. The additional number is (208) 398-HELP.

News Icon 06-25-2016: PRESS RELEASE: Idaho Residents Could Be Better Protected from Secondhand Smoke

News Icon05-12-2016: CHANGES TO THE IDAHO FOOD CODE! The State of Idaho has recently updated the Idaho Food Code, and the changes go into effect July 1, 2016. This link contains a document that summarizes the major changes between the new Idaho Food Code and the existing Idaho Food Code.
To view an official copy of the rules, please access the following internet address: HTTP://ADMINRULES.IDAHO.GOV/RULES/CURRENT/16/0219.PDF We will post more news as it becomes available.
View the Summary Comparison of the Updated Idaho Food Code and 2005 Idaho Food Code.

News Icon 03-14-2016: PHABLEWISTON, IDAHO – Public Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments. PH-INCD is one of fewer than 120 health departments that have thus far achieved accreditation through PHAB and the first Health Department in Idaho to achieve this prestigious status. READ MORE

News Icon 02-12-2016: New website launch.

News Icon 01-08-2016: Public Health-Idaho North Central District Receives National “Public Health
Ready” Recognition Press Release

News Icon 01-08-2016: PPHRPublic Health – Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. PH-INCD demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PH-INCD joins a cohort of nearly 450 local health departments across the country that have been distinguished for excellence in preparedness through PPHR, either individually or as part of a region. READ MORE

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