- Idaho.gov is Idaho's official state government website.
- Official State Travel Planner, from Idaho's Department of Commerce, includes cities, events, maps, news, travel, tourism and weather.
- Idaho Quick Facts, from the U.S. Census Bureau, provides current state population, business and geographical facts.
- 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine assists residents in locating health and human services providers and has a searchable directory of community resources.
- The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare's Public Health Preparedness Program is charged with increasing health system capacities to respond to acts of bioterrorism, other infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats and emergencies.
- Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security contains current safety and emergency management information.
- Boise State Public Radio is a public broadcast radio station serving much of Southern Idaho.
- The Idaho Statesman is an Idaho and Boise regional newspaper.
Situated between Washington and Montana, and touching borders with Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming to the south, Idaho is the 14th largest state in the US with 83,500 square miles. 63% of the state is public land managed by the federal government, and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is the largest wilderness in the contiguous US. The state contains 44 counties, and 19.4% of the population resides in "frontier" counties. The largest county is Idaho County with 8,500 square miles, and the most populous is Ada County, containing the capital and largest city of Boise, with 383,000 residents.
Idaho has a population of 1.6 million according to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of the Census Population Estimates Program. Idaho's population is 82.5% white, 12.2% Hispanic, 1.7% American Indian and Alaska Native, with 2.3% reporting more than one ethnicity. The total American Indian and Alaska Native population is 21,441 based on the 2010 US Census results. Idaho tribal organizations include Coeur d'Alene, Confederated Salish and Kootenai, Nez Perce, Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation.
State Health and Statistics
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials' Map of Idaho contains data on health equity infrastructure, funding allocation and expenditures, and strategic plans and partnerships.
- The state Department of Health & Welfare is a gateway for health services and information in Idaho including Medicaid and public health.
- Idaho Health Information Association is an organization promoting the dissemination of health information to health professionals in Idaho.
- FastStats, from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), are a quick reference to state birth and death rates with links to additional report data.
- Health Information Gateway, from the Office on Women's Health, is a database of comprehensive health data for both women and men searchable by state and county.
- State Health Facts Online, sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides current state health data on topics such as demographics, insurance coverage and health status.
- State and Local Health Data Sets, from Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners), includes a comprehensive list of resources containing state-specific public health information.
- Trust for America's Health, a non-profit and non-partisan disease prevention organization, provides state and national health indicators, federal funding levels, health disparities and statistics regarding cancer and birth defects tracking.
Resources about Special Populations
This section includes groups of individuals who share common characteristics that are distinctive from the general population. These characteristics may include racial and/or ethnic background, socioeconomic status, geographic location, and age. The characteristics of special populations are important to be aware of as they can affect the population's health status.
- EthnoMed, from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library and Harborview Medical Center, contains medical and cultural information for health care providers and related professions regarding different immigrant and refugee populations in the Pacific Northwest region.
- Frontier Education Center, from the National Center for Frontier Communities, defines characteristics of frontier counties and contains maps, reports on special health needs of frontier populations, and policy issues.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT), from the CDC, contains resources about LGBT health concerns, health issues, and national LGBT resources.
- Institute of Rural Health advocates for rural health issues and improving the health of rural Idahoans through communication, education, and establishing appropriate and equitable health care resources and services.
- Indian Health Service - Portland Area Office is the federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives residing in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
- Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, a tribal organization, represents the health care interests of 43 federally recognized tribes in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
- Rural Health Information Hub, from the US Department of Health and Human Services Rural Assistance Center, is a web portal of Idaho rural health contacts, organizations, tools, maps, news and events.
Resources for Libraries and Information Professionals
- The Regional Medical Library (RML) for the Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) is located at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL) in Seattle.
- Idaho's NN/LM Resource Library is the University of Idaho in Moscow.
- The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) includes Idaho as part of a regional organization of medical librarians and health information professionals in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Washington and two regions of Canada (Alberta and British Columbia), and is an official chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA).
- Idaho Commission For Libraries (formerly the Idaho State Library) assists libraries to build the capacity to better serve their clientele. The Commission houses a professional library development collection to serve as a resource for libraries and librarians in the state.
- Idaho does not have an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library and information studies school, but distance education programs are available.
- Idaho Library Association is the state association promoting the organization and development of better library service in the State of Idaho.