Get Healthy Idaho Partnerships
Since the initial planning phase, additional partners and community health leaders have been engaged to learn about the initiative, potential collaborative opportunities, and funding opportunities. Partners include local public health departments, hospitals, universities, health clinics, medical associations, community-based organizations, associations, coalitions, representatives from the Division of Public Health, Behavioral Health, Medicaid, and other state agencies.
The Department of Health and Welfare will continue to convene partners from across Idaho to determine areas for collaboration and the potential to leverage additional funding and support for GHI funded communities.
Collaborative Work in Get Healthy Idaho Communities
In addition to the broader Get Healthy Idaho network, each funded community will also engage in collaborative work with diverse local partners. These collaboratives will engage with community residents and leaders to assess and identify community needs, opportunities, and action steps for implementation. Community collaboratives may include community-based organizations, social service providers, health systems, non-profits, government agencies, business owners, school districts, churches, and community residents.
In 2019, thirty-one partners from across disciplines and geographies contributed to and participated in the division's statewide health assessment and strategic planning processes. Through a mixture of key informant interviews and an in-person meeting, these partners helped to set priorities for the Get Healthy Idaho (GHI) initiative.