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 […]



The CATCH Program established that healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that can last a lifetime. CATCH stands for a Coordinated Approach To Child Health.  CATCH  is a coordinated school health program that promotes physical activity, healthy foods and tobacco prevention. CATCH reaches kids from preschool through 8th grade and has been implemented […]


MOVE Missoula

MOVE Missoula is a long-term community based initiative led by the Missoula City-County Health Department. The initiative uses population based strategies to improve health and wellness by increasing daily physical activity. MOVE Missoula created MOVE Minutes. MOVE Minutes explain how much physical activity adults and children need every day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Missoula […]


Garden City Harvest Missoula

Garden City Harvest builds community through agriculture by growing produce with and for people with low-incomes, offering education and training in ecologically conscious agriculture, and using our sites for the personal restoration of youth and adults. 7 Community Gardens (shared space and tools) 4 Community Farms (CSAs and Education, local food in Missoula, food bank) […]

Montana Disability and Health Program

The Montana Disability and Health Program is organized to respond to the health priorities of Montanans with disabilities across the life course, with a goal to promote and maximize health, prevent chronic disease, improve emergency preparedness, and increase quality of life. The program is funded through a cooperative agreement between the National Center on Birth […]

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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 […]

Freedom Gardens

Freedom Gardens is a non-profit organization, working to develop a food production and education center in the heart of urban Missoula, MT. Our goal is to demonstrate innovative, climate-adaptive agriculture, while providing low-income families with freshly harvested, locally grown produce and nutrient dense value-added products. Freedom Gardens is developing an innovative, climate-adaptive agricultural model that will serve concurrently as production and education […]

Community Food and Agriculture Coalition

Get involved this summer through our various volunteer workdays. Connect with community member and farmer friends while having fun in the sun! The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition, CFAC works to strengthen Missoula County’s food system. We aim to achieve this through promoting sustainable agriculture, building regional self-reliance, assuring that all have equal access to […]

Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula (BWAM)

Bike/Walk Alliance Missoula (BWAM) is a non-profit, member-driven organization created to improve the safety, health and enjoyment of the Five Valley area by promoting and enhancing bicycling and walking for everyday transportation and recreation. Their goal is to make Missoula one of the best cities in North America for bicycling and walking. BWAM is an […]