Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Dave Jeppesen – Director, Department of Health & Welfare Idaho
    • (208) 334-5500
  • Lisa Hettinger – Deputy Director, Department of Health & Welfare Idaho
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare:
    • (208) 334-5500
  • Central District Health Department (Boise County):
    • (208) 327-7499
  • Russell Duke – Central District Health Department; District Director
  • Boise City Council:
    • Council President: Lauren Mclean
    • Council President Pro Tem: Elaine Clegg
    • Council Member: Scot Ludwig
    • Council Member: Lisa E. Sanchez
    • Council Member: TJ Thomson
    • Council Member: Holli Woodings


  • From 2011-2015, the average annual number of cancer cases in men in Boise County, Idaho were 23.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 353.4/per 100,000 (0.353%)

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2105, 7 cases of prostate cancer were reported on average each year in men in Boise County, Idaho.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 101.1/per 100,000 (0.10%)

*Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 61 cases of testicular cancer in Idaho.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.6/per 100,000 (0.0076%)
    • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Resources:
    • American Cancer Society: a nonprofit organization, which through donations, funds and educates the public about the American Cancer Society and the services they offer. The money raised directly affects the communities in which they are collected and are essential to the American Cancer Society’s ability to provide research and services in Idaho.
      • (208) 422-0847

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Boise County recorded a 166.2 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.166%).


  • Resources:
    • St. Luke’s Boise: St. Luke’s offers a full spectrum of expert cardiovascular care to diagnose and treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart attacks. The provide services from echocardiography, heart rhythm monitoring, and treadmill stress testing to specialized clinics for managing congestive heart failure, blood thinning medication, lipids, pacemakers, and defibrillators.
      • (208) 381-2222


  • Resources:
    • St Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center: St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center provides access to diabetes educators, behavioral health specialists, and specialized medical care. The Boise office also specializes in the management and treatment of diabetes, offering full medical care, along with diabetes management classes, medical nutrition therapy, and behavioral health services. 
      • (208) 814-1000



  • In 2017, 320 men in Idaho committed suicide. (Population: 860,458)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 37.82/per 100,000 (0.037%)
  • Resources:
    • Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving, and referrals to local resources for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them.
      • (208) 398-4357


  • In 2017, 30.5% of men in Idaho were diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Idaho’s adult obesity rate is 29.3%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • St. Luke’s Obesity Care: St. Luke’s at Boise offers weight loss surgery with proven health improvement results. For kids and teens, offer healthy lifestyle education to set them up for success and healthy living for the long term.
      • (208) 814-1000

*state statistics