Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Diabetes Prevention Classes

According to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, about 65,000 Montana adults aged 18 and older reported having diagnosed diabetes in 2016. The professional healthcare providers at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson are determined to reduce this statistic! The 12 month long diabetes prevention classes offered at Providence St. Joseph are […]

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Mail-a-Meal

“We are here to serve our neighbors that have nowhere else to turn” A part of the Montana Food Bank Network, Mail-a-Meal is a program designed to reach food insecure Montanans without access to emergency food assistance, or nutritious quality food. Those in need simply fill out an intake form, and Mail-a-Meal delivers a 50 […]

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Profile of the Week: Montana Diabetes Programs

The DPHHS Montana Diabetes Program is committed to reducing diabetes related disease and death rates, preventing type 2 diabetes among Montanans at high risk, and improving the quality of life of all Montanans with diabetes.  The Montana Diabetes Program just released a new resource: The Montana Diabetes Prevention & Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support Story […]

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Montana Tobacco Quit Line

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a resource for individuals wishing to quit using tobacco. The Quit Line is free, convenient, and secure, and uses clinically proven methods to achieve some of the highest quit rates in the country. The national Quit Line helps nearly 450 people per day in their journey to quit tobacco. […]

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Montana BACI: Building Active Communities Initiative

Obesity and sedentary lifestyles are major contributors to chronic disease for both adults and children. In 2011, nearly two-thirds (60%) of Montana adults were overweight or obese and nearly half (45%) did not meet recommendations for aerobic activity. In that same year, over 40 percent of Montana 7th and 8th grade students and 70 percent […]

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Success Story: Helena Community Gardens

Helena Community Gardens (HCG) provides organic vegetables to many community families with food insecurities through the Helena Food Share. In 2017, Helena Community Gardens applied for a mini-grant from the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) to use to extend one of the community gardens. After being awarded the grant, HCG purchased and constructed row covers for two garden plots […]

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RHI Profile of the Week: Food Bank Network BackPack Program!

Montana Food Bank Network: BackPack Program The BackPack Program’s purpose is to improve students’ academic performance and physical health by providing them with the nutritious food necessary for them to learn, thrive, and grow, rather focusing on than the effects of chronic hunger. The program was started at DeSmet School in Missoula in January 2008 and […]

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Roundup Memorial Health Fair

Each year, Roundup Memorial Healthcare hosts a community health fair in Roundup, MT to promote healthy eating, physical activity, health services, and other local health and wellness resources. The event is sponsored by Roundup Memorial Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. The mission of Roundup Memorial Healthcare is to deliver safe, patient-centered care […]

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BACI Success Story: Red Lodge, MT

Red Lodge, MT Red Lodge, MT, is located in south-central Montana and has a population of 2,237. Red Lodge is known for it’s great downtown and outdoor recreation, the Beartooth Highway, and as a gateway community to Yellowstone National Park. In 2015 and 2016, Red Lodge sent a multi-sector team to the Montana Building Active […]

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Health in the 406

What is Health in the 406? Health in the 406 is regular communication by DPHHS on a variety of wellness topics designed to raise awareness of health issues that impact the daily lives of Montanans. They have regular scheduled messages that go out each month and special edition message as appropriate. If you have a topic […]

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Heroes and Horses

Heroes and Horses is a Montana-based nonprofit organization that has created an innovative, three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying combat veterans (at no cost to them) suffering from PTSD. Their program utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, coupled with human and horse connections, to challenge and inspire personal growth in veterans suffering from […]

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Geriatric Stimulation Training

The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) is an interdisciplinary center which provides geriatric education and training for Montana health professionals, higher education faculty, and students, so they might better meet the health needs of the older residents of the state. The Geriatric Simulation training provides empathy lessons to understand the physical challenges older adults face […]

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