SOAR

American Indians comprise 6.2% of the population in Montana, but represent about approximately 17% of the motor vehicle crash deaths in the state each year. In an effort to spread the safety message in Tribal communities, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) developed the Safe On All Roads (SOAR) program. This is a traffic safety education […]

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Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program

The mission of the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP) is to address the public health crisis caused by the use of all forms of commercial tobacco products. MTUPP will work to eliminate tobacco use, especially among young people, through statewide programs and policies. This program has made significant strides to reduce tobacco use in Montana […]

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Montana No Kid Hungry: “Breakfast After the Bell”

End child hunger in Montana by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. In Montana, 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger.  That’s 45,700 kids in Montana as well as their families.  For children at risk of hunger, the number doubles to 92,000 children that have experienced hunger and lack access to […]

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Lifestyle Balance (LSB) Diabetes Prevention Program

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States has increased from 1.5 million in 1958 to 21 million people in 2012  (DPHHS, 2018). In the state of Montana there are currently about 65,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes. The percent of Montanans diagnosed with diabetes continues to increase over the years.  Data based […]

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kidsLINK

Montana Afterschool Facts: Afterschool boosts student success, keeps kids safe, and helps parents keep their jobs. The demand for afterschool and summer learning opportunities far exceeds the supply in Montana; 1 out of every 5 applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers cannot be funded, leaving communities without the supports they need for children and […]

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Bike for Shelter

Watson Children’s Shelter along with the event’s premier sponsor, Montana Rail Link, are so excited to be celebrating 18 years of Bike for Shelter on Saturday, May 19, 2018! The event takes place at the Community Medical Center campus and in front of their home in the historic Fort Missoula area. Bike for Shelter is […]

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Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Health Classes

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital provides many free classes that highlight different health and wellness topics. One of the classes they feature is a Weekly Bereavement Support Group. Marcus Daly Hospice offers an opportunity to share and learn from others suffering from the death of a loved one. The hospital explains that grief is an emotional, physical, and […]

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The Hero Sound Project

Based in Missoula, Montana- Hero Sound Project is a program for Veterans which is part of The Zootown Arts Community Center’s Alternative Music Program (The ZACC) that has established a music program for our local Veterans. Hero’s Sound Project’s mission is to assist in the healing process of our Veterans with the use of Music creation. […]

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Mobile Mammography Coach

One in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Fortunately, when breast cancer is found early, this disease is highly treatable. Mammography, in combination with monthly self-exams, is the key to early detection. In fact, a mammogram can detect a lump in your breast months—and even years—before you can feel […]

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Cooking for Wellness

“To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.” The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones, free of charge. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops […]

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Quit Cold Turkey Trot

The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program is joining forces with the American Cancer Society for this year’s Great American Smokeout. This annual event challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for at least one day, in hopes that they will quit for good. It is held around the country and helps raise awareness about tobacco use and to […]

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Shelby Schools Parent-Teacher Conference Wellness Fair

Toole County Health Department is partnering with several community organizations to host a Wellness Fair during Parent-Teacher Conferences at the Shelby Elementary School. This is one small part of the Toole County Community Health Improvement Plan in which their goal is to improve the overall health and health literacy of Toole County residents. The target […]

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