RHI’s Rural Health Photo Contest Submissions

[slideshow_deploy id=’3048′] This year the Montana RHI held its first ever Rural Health Photo Contest in honor of National Rural Health day. Above are all of the photo submissions we received. Congratulations to our contest winners, the City of Livingston’s photo “Soccer in Paradise”, Sage Gardener’s photo “All generations helping out”, and Shelby’s Safe Routes […]

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Governor Bullock Proclaims November 21, 2013 as “National Rural Health Day” in Montana

Please read his proclamation below: Dear Friends, I am pleased to recognize November 21, 2013 as “National Rural Health Day” in the State of Montana. I appreciate the hard work of the Montana Office of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for actively raising awareness about healthcare needs and […]

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Montana No Kid Hungry

Montana No Hungry Kid 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 […]

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HealthierUS School Challenge

  The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative established by the USDA to recognize schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that work to create healthier school environments through nutrition and physical activity. The focus areas to promote healthier school environments include: healthy school breakfasts and lunches, nutrition education and physical education, and opportunities […]

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Chamber Choices

Montana Chamber Choices was founded on three charters: to cover the uninsured; to provide choices; and to focus on prevention and wellness   Approximately ten years ago, employers throughout Montana realized offering quality health insurance and employee benefits helped attract and retain qualified employees. To respond to the growing demand of small business health benefits, […]

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Governor’s Stay Active Challenge

Governor’s Stay Active Challenge!     The challenge runs from July 1 – August 25!   Governor Steve Bullock is proud to present our state’s first ever Governor’s Stay Active Challenge. In partnership with the Live Life Well State of Montana Wellness Programs, this challenge asks Montanans to make wellness a priority in their lives. […]

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Farm to Cafeteria Programs Across Montana

The Farm to Cafeteria Network, a project of NCAT, recently completed a survey of 35 institutions in Montana including healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, K-12 schools, and colleges. Check out the great map for information on where and how the institutions are utilizing local food systems. http://farmtocafeteria.ncat.org/?page_id=963

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APHA Online Transportation and Health Toolkit

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has developed health, equity, and transportation resources such as fact sheets, a communications toolkit, and reports as part of a comprehensive online toolkit. All are available for download on this web page. Additional materials in the online toolkit (such as information on HIAs, case studies, etc.) may be accessed […]

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Worksite Wellness Toolkit: A Basic Guide to Employee-Based Wellness Program Implementation

Worksite Wellness Toolkit A Basic Guide to Employee-Based Wellness Program Implementation by Audrey Schadt Audrey Schadt, an intern with RHI through the INBRE Public Health Internship Program, developed a toolkit for implementing worksite wellness programs that are low-cost and effective. The toolkit includes ideas for nutrition, physical activity, and other programs that are evidence-based along […]

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Bike Walk Montana

Montana’s Voice for Bicyclists and Pedestrians Bike Walk Montana is a membership non-profit organization.  We strive to make biking and walking safe and accessible for everyone.  This is accomplished through building a strong coalition all across Montana, providing educational programs, and advocating for increased funding and better legislation.  We provide resources to communities and local […]

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Big Sky Fit Kids

Big Sky Fit Kids is a free activity and nutrition program that teaches the importance of being physically active and that fitness is fun!   Big Sky Fit Kids (BSFK) is the youth component of Shape Up Montana. BSFK is a free activity and nutrition program that teaches the importance of being physically active and that […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Honorable Mention: EMS Live-@-Nite

EMS Live-@-Nite, is one of the largest video conference educational series in the country, and is currently celebrating its tenth season. Each month, the program delivers live interactive training at no cost to rural and frontier communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska. Participants include EMS, fire, law enforcement personnel, public […]

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