South Central Behavioral Health Board

Idaho Code 39-3132 establishes a Behavioral Health Board (BHB) in each Department of Health and Welfare region. While Idaho formerly utilized Mental Health Boards and Regional Advisory Committees on Substance Abuse in an advisory capacity in each region, the introduction of stand-alone Regional Behavioral Health Boards is an important element in the transformation of Idaho’s Behavioral Health System of Care.



News & Announcements

Mission and Vision

The South Central Behavioral Health Board is revising their mini-grant process.


The biannual mini-grant opportunities have been suspended. More information to follow.

Apply to be a South Central Behavioral Health Board Member!


We currently have vacancies on the South Central Behavioral Health Board. Download the application below to apply. View the Board Member list to see which positions are available.


Download the application here.

View the Board Member List here.


Design of the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan
The Legislature and the Department of Health and Welfare have successfully addressed concerns about the over-reliance on psychosocial rehabilitation. The department now needs to make significant improvements to mental health program planning before taking its next steps.


View the report.



To improve our systems of care within south central Idaho for those affected by behavioral health issues. We will do this by evaluating gaps in services, encouraging collaboration among stakeholders, ensuring monitoring of critical statistics, and developing strategic plans based on the information.


To be a valued partner that promotes the health and quality of life for our communities and its members. To provide leadership and devotion of resources that focuses on prevention, treatment, recovery, and overall wellbeing of people with behavioral health problems.