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The 2016-17 IPHA Scholarship is now available.  Applications are due on

Learn about other Scholarship Opportunities here! 

 2015 IPHA Policy Internship Opportunity is now over but please check for other opportunities. 

Public health funding drops despite ACA

U.S. public health funding has been falling steadily and is expected to keep dropping, according to analysis in the American Journal of Public Health. Real, inflation-adjusted public health expenditures dropped from $281 per capita in 2008 to $255 per capita in 2014. By 2023, public health's share of total health expenditures is projected to fall to 2.40 percent (compared to 3.18 percent in 2002), the researchers estimate. "Obamacare was supposed to add $15 billion to public health funding," says co-author Dr. David Himmelstein, of City University of New York. But Congress cut that. "This year, public health will get less than half" of ACA's promised $2 billion. (ReutersAJHPMedical News Today)

Planning and Public Health: Partnerships in Boise

Boise State University Professor Mark Siemon attended APA’s Policy and Advocacy Conference in late September, spreading the work of Idaho Plan4Health to APA members from across the country.

The Idaho Plan4Health leadership team includes representatives from the Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Idaho Public Health Association, and the City of Boise.  However, the coalition’s partnerships extend far and wide, connecting with Urban Land Institute’s Vista Corridor Study, the City of Boise’s Energize Our Neighborhoods initiative Let’s Move Boise—and now students from Boise State University have the opportunity to conduct surveys with residents of the coalition’s target community: Boise’s Vista neighborhood.

To learn more about Idaho Plan4Health and Professor Siemon’s perspective on the impact of bringing together planners and public health professionals, check out the video below:

 Plan4Health Blog features Boise with a video from Mark. The blog is now live and can be seen using the link below:

In case you haven’t seen it, the November 11, 2015 edition of the Boise Weekly had a great article on the rising death rate of middle-aged whites.  The Boise Weekly article was in response to an NPR report on worsening life expectancies for this demographic.  Russ Duke and Dr. Ted Epperly are featured.


Missed IPHA's NPHW Panel on the Idaho SHIP Grant? Watch this short clip to learn more! 

Upcoming events

IPHA Annual Meeting 

January 13, 2016

Hampton Inn- Boise Spectrum

7499 West Overland Road, Boise

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Tobacco Free Idaho Alliance Annual Meeting

January 13th, 2016

Hampton Inn & Suites – Boise Spectrum


click here for the agenda

  •  Lunch will be provided 

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