January 31, 2008

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

The Department of Health and Welfare is one of Idaho's largest agencies. One out of four Idahoans receive its services. People depend upon the department for food stamps, medical care, childcare, food safety, and dozens of other programs. But spiraling costs may mean cuts. How do we provide a safety net for society and not break the bank?

Finding that balance and managing all the employees and programs falls to Richard Armstrong, the Director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This week on Dialogue, Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Director Armstrong to talk about the state of social services in Idaho.