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University of Idaho ECHO offers free COVID-19 training

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The Idaho office of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is working to get critical information on the COVID-19 outbreak to the state’s medical professionals. “From modeling and experience in other countries, it doesn’t take a lot for hospitals ...

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Analysis: Idaho ranks low for physicians, hospital beds (access required)

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According to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Health Foundation, Idaho ranked dead last in the country for the number of physicians per capita. The foundation’s most recent data indicates the state has 1.68 physicians per 1,000 people, below the national ...

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Boise businesses rally to get toilet paper for St. Luke’s (access required)

Adam Altweis of the Inn at 500 Capitol and a case of toilet paper.

Across the country, toilet paper has become a scarce commodity — a major challenge for hospitals and health clinics. Matt Stevens is one of the people who makes sure that St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center stays stocked with supplies, but on ...

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The multi-million dollar hole in Idaho’s Medicaid budget (access required)

The Idaho Legislative session ended with an $8.5 to 12.3 million hole in the state’s Medicaid budget. The Idaho Senate voted on the evening of March 19 to adjourn “sine die,” thus effectively ending the 2020 Legislative session despite the ...

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Idaho COVID-19 cases continue to grow

Governor Brad Little signs the state emergency proclamation for COVID-19.

For a time, Idaho was among just five states without a confirmed case of COVID-19, but that run came to an end on March 13. Gov. Brad Little announced the state’s first positive test for the disease — a woman in her 50s ...

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Idaho lawmakers eye fast exit if coronavirus hits Statehouse

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Gov. Brad Little and leaders in the Idaho House and Senate said Thursday they’ve made contingency plans for a hasty end to the legislative session should someone in the Statehouse get the new coronavirus. “The fact that we aggregate people ...

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Treefort postponing music festival to September due to coronavirus concerns

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In response to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Treefort Music Fest and its ancillary conferences, including Hackfort, are being postponed until Sept. 23-27. “We have been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with The City of ...

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