Mission

To improve the health of Idaho communities by
   - identifying sustainable solutions to community health issues,
   - developing partnerships for implementation of strategies, and
   - demonstrating our success through measurement of outcomes.

South Central Public Health District is your local public health agency. Our vision is Healthy People in Healthy Communities. South Central Public Health District provides a wide range of services…from immunizations to restaurant inspections to tracking infectious diseases.

Idaho's Public Health Efforts

Public health efforts began in south central Idaho in 1928. All of Twin Falls County was experiencing an "infectious" meningitis epidemic. Hundreds of cases and many deaths resulted in a quarantine of the entire city of Twin Falls. The county commissioners developed the first area health unit consisting of three public health nurses and a sanitary inspector. Today, South Central Public Health District employs nearly 100 professionally trained nurses, dieticians, an epidemiologist and dental hygienist, health educators, and environmental specialists.

South Central Public Health District was the leader in the multi-county concept of providing public health services. We have offices in Bellevue, Burley, Gooding, Jerome, Rupert, and Twin Falls; and with part-time clinics in Shoshone and Fairfield we serve all eight counties of south central Idaho and are part of a statewide system of seven public health districts.

South Central Public Health District is governed by an eight-member Board of Health with a representative from each of the eight counties. Regular Board meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Exceptions occur depending on other scheduled activities of the Board and administration.

Main Office2013 Annual Report

South Central Public Health District
1020 Washington Street North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 737-5900

See Also:

 

Idaho Public Health Districts
Districting Law - Idaho Code, Title 39, Chapter 4, Sections 401 through 426 and IDAPA Rules


FY2013 Budget Proposal:
All Counties


FY2012 Budget Proposal:
All Counties


FY2011 Budget Proposal:
Blaine County
Camas County
Cassia County
Gooding County
Jerome County
Lincoln County
Minidoka County
Twin Falls County


FY2010 Budget Proposals:
Blaine County    Camas County    Cassia County    Gooding County    Jerome County   
Lincoln County    Minidoka County    Twin Falls County

 

Annual Reports:
2013    2012    2011    2010    2008    2007    2006   2005

 

Strategic Plans:
2013-2017    2011-2015    2010-2014    2009-2013    2008-2012    2007-2011    2006-2010

 

Idaho Public Health Districts:
Performance Measurement Report – FY2013

Performance Measurement Report – FY2009

 

South Central Public Health District:
Community Health Indicators Report Card 2010 (published November 2011)
Community Health Indicators Report Card 2009
Community Health Indicators Report Card 2008


Press Releases:
2013    2012     2011     2010     2009     2008    2007    2006

 

County Health Rankings (2010-2012):
Blaine County    Camas County    Cassia County    Gooding County    Jerome County   
Lincoln County    Minidoka County    Twin Falls County

 

Notice of Privacy Practices:
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Public Health in Idaho Video

 

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