About the 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.

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Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Board and Committees

In accordance with Idaho Code 39-3134, the South Central Behavioral Health Board is made up of 23 members. The 23 members represent three groups of stakeholders including Mental Health Consumers, Providers, and Partners.

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8 Counties Served

SCBHB serves eight counties in south central Idaho, including: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls counties.