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Boise Metro Assessment Shows Economy And Growth Among Biggest Concerns

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Volunteers help out at the United Way of the Treasure Valley in August 2020.


Every three years, the United Way of the Treasure Valley partners with Saint Alphonsus Regional Health System to conduct a community assessment which helps define the most pressing needs in our area. The 2020 assessment was just released, and it gives us a better picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected folks from an ecomonic and public health perspective.

The information gathered then guides the alignment of resources and implementation of needs-driven, evidence based solutions.


Joining Idaho Matters today to talk about the assessment is president and CEO of the United Way of the Treasure Valley and Rebecca Lemmons of Saint Alphonsus Health System.

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.


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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.