Suicide Prevention Community Training

Suicide persists as a major public health problem in Montana. Montana has been at or near the top in the nation for the rate of suicide for nearly four decades. In the past ten years (2005-2014), the crude rate of suicide in Montana is 22.33 per 100,000 people (the national rate during that period is 12.22 per 100,000). […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid-Big Sky, MT

In the most recent survey, approximately 37,000 adult Montanans (4.9% of all adults) per year had a serious mental illness. That percentage is similar to the national percentage. Montana’s percentage of mental health treatment of adults with any mental health illness was higher than the national percentage. Approximately 75,00 adult Montanans received mental health treatment or counseling. […]

NA @ 10K Meeting

The use of narcotics is a significant problem that many Montanans are faced with. Whether it is alcohol, meth, or anything in between, many Montanans struggle every day to cope with their addition and actively seek help doing so. In the most recent survey, 10.77 percent of Montanans reported using illicit drugs in the past […]

Fourth of July Races

              Get out and get active this Fourth of July in Montana! With races all over the state, there is no reason not to participate and work off some of those calories the holiday usually brings! Besides 5Ks, there are a variety of shorter and longer races to partake […]

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Run a 5k on Turkey Day!

Running or walking a 5k race on Thanksgiving Day has become increasingly popular in recent years for a number of great reasons: These races are typically tied to a charitable cause Often people will wear fun a festive costumes Sometimes the organizers give out turkeys and pies to top finishers And perhaps the most tantalizing draw to […]

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Montana Association for the Blind

Promoting the economic self-sufficiency of blind Montanans The Montana Association for the Blind (MAB) is a statewide, nonprofit, self-help, consumer organization. The MAB was founded by blind and visually impaired Montanans and their friends in 1946. The Association works to better the lives of blind and visually impaired Montanans with their summer training program, teaching […]

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GFPS Employee Wellness Program

The mission of the GFPS Employee Wellness Program is to nurture the health and well-being of their most important asset—the employees  of Great Falls Public Schools. Great Falls Public Schools Employee Wellness has grown leaps and bounds since January of 2007! Each year the GFPS Employee Wellness Committee provides health and wellness information to nearly […]

Kid-A-Palooza

Hey Parents, looking for some summertime fun for the kids? Come down to The Best Western GranTree Inn, in Bozeman Montana, on June 21st for a full day of activities! The Kid-a-Palooza is a fun summer event featuring different companies, organizations, fundraisers and much more that relates to kids ranging from 3 to 19! Enjoy face […]

RHI’s 2013 Rural Health Success Story Contest Winner: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Disaster Preparedness Drill

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center hosted the first regional inter-facility full-scale exercise ever initiated in Lake County. The scenario involved multiple agencies including, Lake County OEM, EMS, Police from multiple jurisdictions, Search & Rescue, Fire, American Red Cross, St. Luke’s Hospital, Spartan Consulting, St. Patrick’s Hospital, ALERT and Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Public and Tribal […]

RHI’s Rural Health Photo Contest Submissions

This year the Montana RHI held its first ever Rural Health Photo Contest in honor of National Rural Health day. Above are all of the photo submissions we received. Congratulations to our contest winners, the City of Livingston’s photo “Soccer in Paradise”, Sage Gardener’s photo “All generations helping out”, and Shelby’s Safe Routes to School […]