IDHW Listening Sessions have started!

ACLU of Idaho Legal Director Ritchie Eppink traveled to eastern Idaho this week. He was there to monitor the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's "Listening Sessions." The Listening Sessions are meetings across Idaho for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Department wants to hear from you. We let you know about this statewide tour a few weeks ago.

The tour started this week. The Department had meetings with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Twin Falls.

 Shoshone Falls (April 5, 2017). Photo by Ritchie Eppink, ACLU of Idaho Legal Director.

Shoshone Falls (April 5, 2017). Photo by Ritchie Eppink, ACLU of Idaho Legal Director.

The next meetings will be in Boise on April 14, 2017. If you are an adult with developmental or intellectual disabilities in the Medicaid program and you live in the Boise area, you should have gotten a letter this week about how to sign up. You have to call ahead to sign up.

After that, there will be meetings in:

  • Caldwell on April 24
  • Emmett on April 24
  • Lewiston on May 2
  • Grangeville on May 2
  • Coeur d'Alene on May 3
  • Sandpoint on May 4

If you live in those areas, you should get a letter soon about how to sign up.

As always, if you have any questions, just let us know!