Policy Updates


The Idaho Caregiver Alliance began as the Idaho Lifespan Respite Coalition, a consortium of organizations and agencies that guide and support the Lifespan Respite grant received by the Idaho Commission on Aging and funded by the Administration on Community Living. The mission of this three-year grant, funded in 2013, was to “advance the well-being of caregivers by promoting collaboration that improves access to quality, responsive lifespan respite care across the state.” 

The focus of the ICA Legislative Policy project will be to assure effective and timely internal and external communications about legislative activities in Idaho that have the potential to impact caregivers. This work will be accomplished by a graduate student who is serving as the Policy Intern for the Idaho Public Health Association (IPHA).

My name is Destinie Triplett and I am the new IPHA/ICA legislative intern for the 2020 session.
Throughout this session, I’ll be writing a weekly newsletter for you through the IPHA and ICA. My
weekly goal is to provide you details on key legislative activities, summaries, and resources
that will helpful to you in your endeavors. Please contact me if you have any questions, comments,
or suggestions regarding legislative updates, destinietriplett.policyintern@gmail.com.

If you would like to subscribe to my updates click on this link 2020 Policy Updates and “subscribe” in the upper left courner of the page.

My name is Maija Teppola Baehr and I am your new 2019 Legislative Session intern.
Throughout this session, I’ll be writing a weekly newsletter for you through IPHA. My goal
with the newsletter this year is to provide enough detail that you have high-level talking
points for any legislative activity related to public health, while also providing appropriate
links and supplemental information so you can quickly and easily access further info for those
bills that you’re particularly interested in.

Greetings members of the Idaho Public Health Association (IPHA) and Idaho Family Caregiver
Alliance (ICA) and welcome to the 2018 Idaho Legislative Session. My name is Pragna Naidoo
and I am the IPHA/ICA legislative intern. My goal is to provide you with meaningful weekly
updates, legislative summaries, and other resource materials. Please contact me at
pragnanaidoo.policyintern@gmail.com if you have questions or comments or ideas on items for
the Update.

Greetings IPHA members and guests, and welcome to the 2017 Idaho Legislative Session. This session promises to be an interesting journey in terms of health policy, and I am looking forward to providing weekly updates, legislative synopses, and other resource materials along the way. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding issues or items that you would like to see followed here, please feel free to contact me at: tiffenystees.policyintern@gmail.com.

This is Molly’s second year as the IPHA Policy Intern. She graduated last spring with a B.S. in Health Science Policy and a minor in Business Administration from Boise State University. Molly began BSU’s Master of Health Science Policy program in the fall and absolutely loves it. She is looking forward to another public health packed legislative session. 2016 Legislative Session

During the coming months, IPHA’s Policy Intern, Molly Volk, will be monitoring public health related issues that appear during the 2015 Legislative Session.

Molly is a current student at Boise State University studying Health Science Policy and Leadership with a minor in Business Administration. She will be graduating in May and plans to pursue a Master of Health Science with an emphasis in Policy at Boise State in the fall.

To read previous years please click on the following link IPHA Policy Intern Legislative Session Updates