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State Agencies

State Agencies are agencies that are supported by the State of Idaho to help benefit members of the community.


Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Idaho Commission on Hispanic AffairsThe Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs is a non-partisan state agency providing services to the Hispanic Community and serving as a liaison between the community and government entities. Working toward economic, educational, and social equality, the Commission identifies and monitors programs and legislation and researches problems and issues facing Idaho’s Hispanic community. The Commission identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor, legislature, and other organizations concerning issues facing the State’s Hispanic population.


Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Mental Health

IDHW logoThe State of Idaho provides state funded and operated community based mental health care services through Regional Behavioral Health Centers (RBHC) located in each of the seven geographical regions of the state. Each RBHC provides mental health services through a system of care that is both community-based and consumer-guided.


Idaho Health and Welfare Substance Use Disorders Services

Idaho Health and Welfare Substance Use Disorders ServicesThis Department partners with Regional Advisory Committees to assess regional needs and assets for substance use disorders prevention and treatment services.


Idaho Office of Drug Policy

Idaho Office of Drug PolicyThe Idaho Office of Drug Policy oversees and coordinates all drug and substance abuse programs within the State of Idaho.


Idaho State Department of Education (Safe and Drug Free Schools)

Safe and Drug Free SchoolsSafe & Drug Free Schools (SDFS) at the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) helps districts and schools establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment before, during, and after school. Students are far more likely to realize their academic and life skills potential in a supportive school climate that is safe and free from violence, drugs, and alcohol. Safe & Drug Free Schools provides technical assistance, guidance, and support on bullying, violence, drug, and alcohol prevention; addresses youth risk behaviors; and assists with emergency operations and crisis prevention


The Mission of the Idaho Rural Health Association

The Mission of the Idaho Rural Health AssociationThe Mission of the Idaho Rural Health Association is to provide leadership on issues related to rural health in Idaho through advocacy, communication, and education.


State of Idaho Juvenile Corrections

State of Idaho Department of Juvenile CorrectionsThe Department’s mission is to prevent and reduce juvenile crime in partnership with communities. Today, the state of Idaho has reason to be proud of its juvenile justice system; however, much work remains to be done because Idaho cannot afford to lose a portion of the next generation to delinquent behavior. Idaho’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow, and the legacy belongs to everyone.


Suicide Prevention Program

The Suicide Prevention Program was established in 2016 to help implement specific strategies in alignment with the Idaho SuicidePreventionPlan (ISPP) and provide a more comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in Idaho to reduce our state’s suicide rate. The program is supported by state general funds and housed in the Division of Public Health in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.