Community Collaborations

The IAFP works to collaborate with community partners across the state on a variety of topics relevant to family doctors and their patients. See below for some of our featured collaborations and more information on this work.

Idaho Kids Covered

Idaho Kids Covered (IKC) is a statewide network of health care policy experts, advocates and stakeholders committed to ensuring every Idaho child has the health coverage and care they need to thrive! As of 2019, 24,000 children in Idaho did not have health coverage. The Idaho Academy of Family Physicians is a proud steering committee member of IKC.

Visit the IKC website.

Watch IAFP’s executive director explain our support for making sure all Idaho kids have health coverage.

Idaho Foodbank

The IAFP sits on the Idaho Foodbank’s Hunger to Health Advisory Committee. In this role, we are supporting IFB’s efforts to link solutions to food insecurity with resources and locations associated with medical care such as co-location of services, bi-directional pantry/healthcare screenings and interventions, food insecurity screening and reporting, and referral to food/nutrition assistance.

Learn more about the Idaho Foodbank’s health and nutrition programs here. 

Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention

The IAFP sits on the Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention. The Council’s responsibilities are to oversee the implementation of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan, to ensure the continued relevance of the plan by evaluating, implementing, and developing changes and new priorities, to be a proponent for suicide prevention in Idaho, and to prepare an annual report on plan implementation for the Governor and Legislature.

Read the Idaho Suicide Prevention Plan here.

Please email liz@idahoafp.org if you want more information about including suicide prevention screening in your medical practice.