SPAN Idaho Regional Chapters
From its beginning, SPAN Idaho, as a grassroots organization, has encouraged and recognized the importance of regional and local involvement to prevent suicide. SPAN Idaho has developed regional Chapters who organize and conduct regional and local suicide prevention training, awareness campaigns, media education and many other activities.
SPAN Idaho decided to use the same approach as the Department of Health and Welfare by organizing Idaho into seven Regions. Each Region serves several counties and has one or two larger communities which are the hub for service delivery in the counties they serve.
Region 5 Chapter - SPAN Idaho South Central Chapter
Donna Stalley, Chair
Lori Stewart, Treasurer
1st Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm. Meeting location is the Health & Welfare building on Poleline.
The SPAN Idaho South Central Chapter became active in 2004 conducting a very successful suicide prevention conference that summer.
In 2005, The Chapter developed their own regional Suicide Prevention Plan for South Central Idaho. The Chapter has been implementing key elements of the plan over time including awareness campaigns involving prevention billboards, radio spots and PSAs. In 2007, the Chapter conducted a Suicide Prevention and Depression Summit at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. The group conducted another successful summit in April of 2009 and held an all-day training in August 2011 with over 140 people in attendance.