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 […]


CRL Health and Fitness

Fitness classes specifically designed with Plains Tribal People in mind. While working to become a medical doctor, Lita Pepion began to realize that many of the health problems in Indian Country result from human behaviors and cannot be “fixed” by IHS doctors.  Lita realized that the knowledge and motivation of Native people on Indian reservations as […]


Reach Kidney Care

Reach Kidney Care is a chronic kidney disease educational (CKD) program. Reach provides group CKD education classes or education to individuals diagnosed with CKD-with a referral from their physician or healthcare provider.  The Reach team consists of: an RN, renal dietitian and social worker.  There is no fee for this educational service.  Reach Kidney Care […]

AFHK Montana

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 […]

Billings Area Food Policy Council (BAFPC)

The Billings Area Food Policy Council (BAFPC) is a joint working group that brings together a diverse range of stakeholders (non-profit organizations, the City of Billings, food service personnel, healthcare providers, grocers, citizens, producers, etc.) to discuss and take action on issues surrounding food in the Billings area, from production to policies to accessibility. What is a Food […]


Healthy By Design

Healthy By Design is an initiative marked by collaboration across all sectors of the community. Members intentionally and strategically influence the environment in which people live, work and play, with a focus on physical activity and nutrition. Healthy By Design Mission: To collaborate with partners across sectors of the community to promote and improve […]


Laurel Public Schools Wellness Program

Laurel Public School’s (LPS) Wellness Program’s mission is “to encourage and promote the well-being of our staff through education, prevention, and district-wide programs that provides opportunities which support improvement in the elements of overall health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, and financial.” LPS Wellness program goals and objectives for 2012-2013 include: Ensuring every LPS […]



A nonprofit organization designed to help efforts to create and maintain trails in and around Billings’ communities  BikeNet is a nonprofit, 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to promote a complete, community-wide trail system. To date, BikeNet has raised more than $350,000 from our signature event called Ales for Trails- a fun, lively brewfest […]


Go Play

Every year MSU-Billings’ students in the Media for Social Change class through the Department of Communications and Theaters promotes a different cause. In the spring of 2006, the communication students launched the Go Play! campaign. Go Green! Go Fit! Go Nutrition! Go Parks! During the 2006-2007 school year, students from Montana State University-Billings (MSU-Billings) created […]