Recently the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) introduced a new series of Health messages called Health in the 406. These messages focus on various public health topics designed to raise awareness and help Montanans live healthier lives. To view these messages or subscribe to have these messages delivered to your inbox, visit the website.
See Public Health Differently
What comes to mind when you hear suicide, diabetes, falls, or cancer screening? Is it public health? Probably not. Public health typically brings to mind vaccinations, motor-vehicle safety, and control of infectious disease. It’s time to see public health differently. Public health touches each of us from birth to death and is much more than traditionally thought.
“Public health is a partnership of individuals and organizations, and all Montanans have a role,” says State Medical Officer Dr. Greg Holzman. “We want Montanans to become more aware of issues that impact their daily lives so that they can improve their health and enhance their quality of life for themselves and loved ones.”
For more information, contact:
Program Manager, State of Montana Department of Health & Human Services
1400 Broadway, Cogswell Bldg, Room C-314B, Helena, MT 59620