About the Organization
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare offers a culture that supports and promotes learning organization principles, building community partnerships, and introducing innovative business solutions.
We are nearly 2,850 individuals working statewide to provide Idahoans with health and human services, access to health insurance programs, support to families and children, and hospitalization services for mental and developmentally disabled patients. We have 20 field offices and operate two hospitals and a state lab. Last year, our agency served almost 340,000 people - one out of every four Idahoans. From birth throughout life, we strive to enrich and protect the lives of our state's citizens.
Learn more about us at www.careers.idaho.gov and www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.
About the Community
Many people don't know much about Idaho except "famous potatoes."
Adjacent to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho is a big state. It's been said if you flatten all the mountains in Idaho, the state would be the size of Texas. Idaho covers two time zones, runs from Canada to Nevada, and encompasses the western side of the continental divide of the Rocky Mountains. Rivers, mountains and farmland dominate the state's landscape. The panhandle has emerald green hillsides, timbered mountains and pristine lakes. Central Idaho is covered with jagged peaks. The Snake River Plain, with its wide open vistas, irrigated farm lands and vibrant cities forms the character of Southern Idaho.
Idaho's history lies with its native tribes, the Lewis and Clark Expedition and determined pioneers on the Oregon Trail. Today's Idaho is both cosmopolitan and small-town friendly. Boise, the capital and largest city, developed near Fort Boise along the Oregon Trail has grown to a population of 190,000. Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are Idaho's major industries. Abundant outdoor recreation opportunities and scenic vistas around every turn attract over 20 million tourists annually.
Whichever part of this magnificent state you choose to discover, you'll find spectacular scenery, fun things to do and friendly, helpful people. You'll also find a place that's unhurried, unspoiled and unassuming. So linger awhile and discover Idaho.
For more information about our beautiful state: www.VisitIdaho.org.