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Nov. 13 Forum on Future of Health Care in Idaho

Boise State University’s Department of Community & Environmental Health, in partnership with the Idaho Public Health Association, hosted a panel discussion on the “Future of Health Care in Idaho: A Forecast for the 2013 Legislative Session.” The event was held on the evening of Nov. 13, in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom.

Just one week after fall general elections, this event provided a timely and informative discussion on important policy issues related to public health and health care in Idaho.  Approximately 125 health professionals, members of the public, and Boise State Students attended the forum. Watch a video recording of the presentation for more information on the discussion.


Landis Rossi, executive director for Catholic Charities of Idaho. In this position, Rossi has been involved with a number of health policy issues in Idaho. Previously, she worked as regional director for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Idaho State Sen. Dan Schmidt, District 5 (Benewah & Latah Counties). Sen. Schmidt also is a medical doctor and he serves on various legislative committees impacting health care, including the Senate Health and Welfare Committee and the joint Health Care Task Force.

Dave Self, senior vice president and regional director of Idaho and Washington for PacificSource and a member of the Governor’s Health Insurance Exchange Working Group