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Region 1 Behavioral Health Board

Integrated Network

Vision

Region 1 Behavioral Health Board envisions a healthy community through a collaborative integrated network that promotes and sustains hope and recovery for all.

Mission

“The Mission of the Region 1 Behavioral Health Board is to advocate, educate, and ensure accessible care for those in need of Mental Health and Substance Abuse services, by developing and sustaining a network that promotes prevention and ready access
to a full range of services.”

Contact

Claudia Miewald, Board Chair

Holly Bonwell, IDHW Representative

Jennifer Ugolini, Administrative Assistant
Email: R1BHB@phd1.idaho.gov

Phone: (208) 415-5198
Address: 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835

About Region 1 Behavioral Health

Meetings are going to be held virtually. Log-in information is listed below:

Meeting link:

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Meeting number:

621 746 656

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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 standalone Regional Behavioral Health Boards is an important element in transformation of Idaho’s Behavioral Health System of Care.

Regional Behavioral Health boards are governmental entities, but they do not have the power to levy taxes.

Regional Behavioral Health Boards

  • Advise the State Behavioral Health Authority and the state Behavioral Health Planning Council on the local behavioral health needs of adults and children within the region.
  • Advise the State Behavioral Health Authority and the Planning Council of the progress, problems and proposed projects of the regional service.
  • Promote improvements in the delivery of behavioral health services and coordinate and exchange information regarding behavioral health services in the region.
  • Identify gaps in available services and recommend service enhancements that address identified needs for consideration to the State Behavioral Health Authority.
  • Assist the Planning Council with planning for service system improvements. The Planning Council will incorporate the recommendations from the regional behavioral health boards into a annual report to the governor and legislature.
  • Annually provide a report to the Planning Council, the Regional Behavioral Health Centers and the State Behavioral Health Authority of its progress toward building a comprehensive community family support and recovery support system that shall include performance and outcome data as defined and in a format established by the planning council.

The regional board may establish subcommittees as it determines necessary and will, at a minimum, establish and maintain a children’s mental health subcommittee.

Additionally, Regional Behavioral Health Boards may accept the responsibility to develop and provide community family support and recovery support services in their region. The board must demonstrate readiness to accept this responsibility. The boards may also develop, or obtain proposals for, a petition for regional services for consideration by the state behavioral health authority.

Resources

Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Al-Anon/Alateen Hope and Help

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ. The 12 Steps and the 8 Principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.

Co-Dependence Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

Faith Based Recovery Groups

Find a faith-based recovery group near you.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol.

Tobacco Prevention/Cessation

Secondhand smoke causes nearly 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and 46,000 deaths from heart disease every year in the United States and can cause immediate effects on the cardio-vascular system.
Panhandle Health District provides assistance in developing and implementing tobacco free policies

Prevention

Above the Influence

Every teen’s life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. Our goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol. We’re not telling you how to live your life, but we are giving you another perspective and the latest facts. You need to make your own smart decisions.

Inhalant Abuse

It is never too early to teach your children about the dangers of inhalants. Don’t just say “not my kid.” Inhalant use starts as early as elementary school and is considered a gateway to further substance abuse.

Oxford House Website

Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where needs arise.

Prenatal Substance Exposure

In the United States, a risk factor for poor behavioral and developmental outcomes among children is prenatal exposure to substance use (Coles & Black, 2006). Public concern for children in general has made prenatal exposure a fundamental topic for research. Outcome studies of drug use among pregnant women continue to grow as an awareness of the consequences increase and drug epidemics spread (Coles & Black, 2006). Existent studies have found that a number of factors contribute to
substance use among pregnant women including environmental and familial triggers, which consequently have an effect on the development of a child (National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, 2006). What follows is a discussion about the contributing factors of substance use among pregnant women, its consequences, and possible paths to address the problem.

For Parents

North Idaho Family Magazine

The North Idaho Family Group, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation, is a backbone organization that provides vehicles for communication, education, networking, and collaboration to area nonprofits to fulfill the important mission of building healthy families and lifelong learning in our community.

Parents Inhalant Abuse Information

Welcome to a web-based training on inhalant abuse designed especially for parents and guardians by the New England Inhalant Abuse Prevention Coalition.

Parents – The Anti Drug

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction into actionable information and guidance. We help families understand the ever-changing drug landscape, learn how to effectively communicate with teens, and provide direct support to parents dealing with a child’s drug use. And we strengthening communities by advocating for greater prevention efforts and improved access to treatment and recovery.

For Veterans

Service Member and Family Support

The Idaho State Joint SM & Family Programs acts as a network that allows SM & Families to mutually support one another. By providing SM & Families with information, education, resources, and support, the program strengthens both the unit and service member. SM & Family Programs helps ensure communication with one another and that no SM or Family “falls between the cracks.”

Veteran’s Resource Directory – 2012

This directory is a guide to Veterans Services. Use it to obtain information about services from various agencies and organizations located in Idaho and other surrounding states. It is not all-inclusive, but rather a reference guide to frequently requested services. Some listed agencies can help you directly, while others will refer you to the appropriate agency nearest you for help.

Behavioral Health Board Members

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DESIGNEE (3):
Michele Basile (6/30/20)
Shoshone County Commissioner
Address: 904 Woody Street, Wardner, ID 83837
Phone: (208) 783-1384
Email: Basile1000@yahoo.com

Commissioner Chris Fillios (6/30/20)
Address: 415 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816
Phone: (208) 446-1600
Email: cfillios@kcgov.us

TBD
Boundary County Commissioners Rep.
Address: 7438 Sundance, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone: (208) 304-7306
Email:

ID. DEPT. HEALTH & WELFARE EMPL. (2):
Mike Wraith (6/30/22)
Behavioral Health Program Manager
Address: 2195 Ironwood Ct, CDA ID 83814
Phone: (208) 769-2724
Email: mike.wraithl@dhw.idaho.gov

Leah Moeller (6/30/22)
Region 1 Chief of Children’s Mental Health
2195 Ironwood Ct Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 769-1406
Email: Leah.Moeller@dhw.idaho.gov

COURT APPOINTED JUDICIARY REPRESENTATIVE (1):
Marilyn Miller (6/30/22)
Dist. 1 Problem Solving Court Mgr.
Idaho Supreme Court
Address: 215 S First Avenue, Sandpoint ID 83864
Phone: (208) 290-7590
Email: marilyn.miller@bonnercountyid.gov

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (1):
Daryl Wheeler (6/30/21)
Bonner County Sheriff
Address: 4001 N. Boyer Rd., Sandpoint ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-8417 x3049
Email: dwheeler@bonnerso.org

ADULT CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM REP. (1):
Greg Willey (06/30/21)
Dist. 1, Idaho DOC
Address: 202 Anton #100, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 769-1444 ext. 254
Email: gwilley@idoc.idaho.gov

JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM (1):
Debbie Nadeau (6/30/21)
Director of Juvenile Probation
Address: P.O. Box 9000 CDA, ID 83816
Phone: (208) 446-1941
Email: dnadeau@kcgov.us

PHYSICIAN OR OTHER LICENSED HEALTH PRACTITIONER (1):
David Atkins (6/30/22)
Director of Psychiatric Services
Heritage Health
Address: 2025 W Park Pl., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 620-5210
Email: datkins@myheritagehealth.org

REPRESENTATIVE OF A HOSPITAL (1):
Claudia Miewald (6/30/22)
Director Kootenai Behavioral Health
Address: 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 625-4800
Email: cmiewald@kh.org

SCHOOL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE (1):
Amy Fine (6/30/22)
Special Education Program
Address: 5667 N. Pacific Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 664-8241 x1034
Email: afine@cdaschools.org

PRIVATE PROVIDER OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (1):
Jenifer Christensen (6/30/22)
Harmony House
Address: 7905 Meadowlark Way, Suite A, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 704-2502
Email: jenifer@harmonyhousealf.com

PRIVATE PROVIDER OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS (1):
Angela Reynolds (6/30/18)
Substance Use Program Director
Sequel-Alliance Family Services
Address: 1200 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 659-2700
Email: angelam.reynolds@sequelyouthservices.com

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE (1):
Kasey Nixon (6/30/21)
Kootenai Crisis Center
Address: 2115 W Hogan St, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 215-0133
Email: knixon@kh.org

SUD ADVOCATE (1):
Katie Schmeer (6/30/21)
Kootenai Recovery Center
Address: 1111 Ironwood Dr- Suite B, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 932-8005
Email: katie@kootenairecoverycenter.org

ADVOCATE OF A CHILD WITH SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE (1):
Adrianne Lee Ridenour (7/31/20)
Address: 1603 E. Gilbert Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
Phone: (208) 699-2884
Email: adriannekrcc@gmail.com

ADVOCATE OF A CHILD WITH SUD (1):
Joy Fryman (07/31/20)
Address: 840 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 625-0410
Email: joyfryman@yahoo.com

ADVOCATE OF AN ADULT MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER (1):
Linda Johann (7/31/22)
Microbiologist-SVL Labs
Address: 11655 Manitoba Ct, Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: (208) 773-2778
Email: ljohann@air-pipe.com

ADVOCATE OF AN ADULT SUDS CONSUMER:
Melinda Leager (7/31/21)
Address: 7000 W. Legacy Dr. Rathdrum, ID 83858
Phone: (208) 620-8685
Email: mleager@kcgov.us

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER ADVOCATE (1):
Empty (07/31/20)
Address:
Phone:
Email:

ADULT SUD CONSUMER ADVOCATE (1):
Takali Omega (06/30/22)
Address: 405 N. 2nd St. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 932-8005
Email: tsomega@nirecovery.org

Prevention Representative (1):
Amy Hirtle (06/30/23)
Address: 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835
Phone: (208) 415-5241
Email: ahirtle@phd1.idaho.gov

2020 Behavioral Health Board Meeting Minutes & Agendas