Discovery Walks

Discovery Walks The Discovery Walks program aims to expose the public in the Gallatin Valley to the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. Many people can be intimidated by finding trails or even knowing where to start with hiking. This program provides a way for busy people who are new to hiking to meet […]

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Kids in Motion

Kids in Motion Kids in Motion (KIM) is a project that focuses on active transportation educational programs that encourage young people and their families in the Billings community to make healthy transportation choices. The goal of this program is to increase bicycling and walking rates through outreach and education and to eliminate barriers to non-motorized […]

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Community Protective Measures Program: The Soil Swap Program

Community Protective Measures Program The Community Protective Measures Program (CPMP) is a county educational program to address Superfund related community concerns. Their goal is to ensure a clean and safe environment for all residents of Anaconda through education and outreach. The CPMP accomplishes its mission of protecting human health through education, outreach, and providing a […]

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Pedlet Program

In the city of Great Falls, pedlets are becoming a quite popular option for community health advancement and quality. A pedlet is a wooden, movable structure that acts as a sidewalk extension beyond the existing curb line. These wooden structures are for pedestrian use only and allow for the sidewalk to be closed to provide […]

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Bike, Walk, Roll & Win

In the fall of 2016, the Montana State University (MSU) Extension Ravalli County Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Extension Agent partnered with MSU College of Nursing students enrolled in the Population Based Nursing Care in the Community course. Through this partnership, the FCS Extension Agent worked with two to four nursing students each semester to […]

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Healthy Neighborhood Project

The Healthy By Design Coalition is a community health coalition working to make the healthy choice, the easy choice in Yellowstone County. Through an implementation grant from the Kresge Foundation, the Healthy Neighborhood Project team, in direct collaboration with a resident steering committee, is working toward the implementation of the Healthy Neighborhood Plan for the […]

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Let’s Move! Missoula

5-2-1-0 Let’s Move! Missoula (5210 LM!M) is shifting a culture so healthy environments are the norm because they know that people make the choices that are available to them. How easy is it for you to live a 5-2-1-0 day? 5-2-1-0 is a daily recipe for health. Each day we should try to: Enjoy – […]

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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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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 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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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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