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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New SNAP-Ed toolkit helps states identify obesity prevention strategies

from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research New SNAP-Ed toolkit helps states identify obesity prevention strategies May 7, 2013, NCCOR On March 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled a new toolkit to help states identify evidenced-based obesity prevention policy and environmental change interventions to include in their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education […]

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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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Hardin Worksite Wellness Initiative

The Hardin Food Access Task Force and Big Horn County Extension Service partnered with local government offices to plan and implement a wellness program for County employees.    This project began in July of 2012 and to date the group has achieved 3 out of 5 project goals. Local worksites interested in working with the […]

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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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Big Horn County’s “Fitness for Life”

Big Horn County’s “Fitness for Life” received RHI Incubator funding in the Fall of 2009. From this funding the program has gone on to reach great success, and will continue on into the summer. The intended program, to conduct an educational/screening program along with a 6-week fitness program, received double the expected amount of participants; […]

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Rural Health Success Story 2012 Contest Grand Prize Winner: Pondera County Biggest Loser Contest

My name is Charlene Bouma and I am the manager at Pondera Medical Center’s Wellness Center.  I just started the 6th Pondera County Biggest Loser Contest November 1, 2012.  I will run the contest for four months ending February 28, 2013. Pondera Medical Center Wellness Center along with Stockman Bank of Conrad, Blue Cross Blue […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Runner-up: Stillwater County 4-H Exchange

According to the Montana Department of Human Services, the number one cause of death in Stillwater County is heart disease. There is also an increase in teen and childhood obesity due to lack of exercise and lack of the consumption of healthy, nutritious foods. Across the board, these statistics are consistent with most teens across […]

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Greater Glendive Walking Paths

The Greater Glendive Walking Pathways was a 2012 RHI Incubator Mini-Grant Recipient. The walking paths help ensure a healthy community by connecting the Yellowstone River, Black Bridge Fishing Access, parks, ball fields, and schools surrounding Glendive, Montana. The goal of the project was to improve and reestablish the Black Bridge Fishing Access trails that were […]

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Bitterroot Baby Run & Stroller Stampede

  This is an annual event held in Hamilton, MT to celebrate that start of World Breastfeeding Week.  It was held on July 28th this year and was funded by sponsorships from local physicians as well as businesses. Events included a 5k and 1-mile (Kids run/walk). Bitterroot Breastfeeding Coalition has partnered with South Valley Child and Family […]

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Cut Bank’s Walking/Bike Trail Study

The Walking/Bike Trail Study in Cut Bank is underway and has submitted their findings and results of the project thus far. The Walking/Bike Trail Study was a 2011 Incubator Mini Grant Project and has not concluded yet, so check back later for more updates on the project’s progress. To sum up the project, this study […]

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