Idaho Healthcare Coalition (IHC) and the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP)
IOHA Executive Director, Jennifer Wheeler, was appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter in 2014 as the oral health representative on the IHC. The IHC was created in February of 2014 by executive order of the Governor to oversee the implementation of the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP) to develop a patient-centered model of care that “focuses on improved population health, improved individual health outcomes, and cost efficiencies.”
The IOHA created an IOHA-SHIP Oral Health Advisory Committee that provided guidance and expertise to the board. The SHIP efforts came to a close in January of 2019 when the federal grant finished. Ongoing efforts are being overseen by the Healthcare Transformation Council of Idaho.