Profile of the Week: Strong Women

Strong Women

The primary objective of the StrongWomen™ Program is to help communities nationwide to implement safe and  effective strength training programs for midlife and older women. Women begin to show decline in muscle mass beginning at age 30 and if this condition is not reversed, women will have reduced strength and other severe consequences as they age. Women need […]

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Montana Action for Healthy Kids

Montana AFHK is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Montana’s children in schools and communities through nutrition and physical activity where children learn, participate in, and enjoy healthy lifestyle behaviors. Montana Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a subcommittee of the national Action for Healthy Kids initiative, is a statewide coalition dedicated to improving the […]

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Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program

Diverse Montana Communities Deliver Lifestyle Change Program to Prevent Diabetes Since 2008, Montana communities have been helping prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among adults at high risk through the Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program (CVDDPP).  The 10-month CVDDPP is based upon research evidence that intensive lifestyle change can prevent or delay […]

City of Great Falls Wellness Program

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls mentors a variety of worksites in Great Falls in worksite wellness and cancer prevention programs.  Currently, the Great Falls Police Department, Public Works and Civic Center are participating in the program. The organization believes that health promotion in the workplace is an investment in their most important asset, […]

Cascade County Wellness Program

The mission of the Cascade County Wellness Program is to foster the health and well-being of their employees and their families.  The Wellness Committee is dedicated to providing programs, tools and incentives to help their employees improve their health and their families’ health.  The goals of the wellness program are: •To keep low-risk participants at […]

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Small Steps to Health and Wealth

Designed to motivate participants to improve both their health and their finances Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW) is a MSU Extension program designed to motivate participants to improve both their health and their finances.  The program was developed by faculty with Rutgers Cooperative Extension and has been adapted for Montanans by the MSU Extension […]

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River City Harvest Community Gardens

Developing gardens throughout the Great Falls area to give individuals and families a place to grow their own as well as donate produce to local food charities River City Harvest Community Gardens are working on developing gardens throughout the Great Falls area to give individuals and families a place to grow their own fresh fruits […]

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Pea Pods Neighborhood Garden

Pea Pods was born from an empty parking lot and diversified neighborhood that wanted to connect neighbors, build assets for the community, and provide awareness of the environment and its accessibility to provide healthy food to all in need. A collaboration of partners responded to the vision. Dedicated residents, schools, daycares, businesses, churches, and civic […]