Youth Mental Health First Aid-Big Sky, MT

In the most recent survey, approximately 37,000 adult Montanans (4.9% of all adults) per year had a serious mental illness. That percentage is similar to the national percentage. Montana’s percentage of mental health treatment of adults with any mental health illness was higher than the national percentage. Approximately 75,00 adult Montanans received mental health treatment or counseling. […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County

Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. They help children realize their potential and build their futures. They nurture children and strengthen communities. They believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters live in low-income and single-parent families, […]

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Building Active Glendive

Dawson County and the city of Glendive (the county seat) are working hard to make their streets safer for walking and biking. Due to the oil boom in past years in eastern Montana and North Dakota, car and truck traffic in this small rural county had greatly increased and exacerbated safety issues for pedestrians and bicyclists. In addition, […]

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NA @ 10K Meeting

The use of narcotics is a significant problem that many Montanans are faced with. Whether it is alcohol, meth, or anything in between, many Montanans struggle every day to cope with their addition and actively seek help doing so. In the most recent survey, 10.77 percent of Montanans reported using illicit drugs in the past […]

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Fourth of July Races

Get out and get active this Fourth of July in Montana! With races all over the state, there is no reason not to participate and work off some of those calories the holiday usually brings! Besides 5Ks, there are a variety of shorter and longer races to partake in! See the list below. Let Freedom […]

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Health in the 406

Recently the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) introduced a new series of Health messages called Health in the 406. These messages focus on various public health topics designed to raise awareness and help Montanans live healthier lives. To view these messages or subscribe to have these messages delivered to your inbox, visit […]

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Nourish the Flathead

Nourish the Flathead’s mission is to reconnect people to the sources of our food through education, outreach and market support.  Nourish the Flathead runs a community garden behind Flathead Valley Community College, within that garden they run a youth program called Stand Up. Dig in. (SUDI).  The beds that SUDI works contain food that is […]

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Montana Arthritis Program

Montana Arthritis Program The Montana Arthritis, in collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation, is working to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis by increasing awareness about appropriate arthritis self-management activities and expanding the reach of exercise programs proven to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis. These programs include the […]

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National Bike to Work Week!

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. National Bike to Work Week 2016 will be held […]

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Journeys from Home Montana – “Better Health through Walking and Bicycling”

“Better Health Through Walking and Bicycling” is organized by Journeys from Home Montana. This particular collection of in-school and out-of-school programs conducts workshops for community members, teachers and bicycle advocates directed at making the community more friendly to walking and bicycling. Journeys From Home Montana (JFHM) promotes living an active healthy lifestyle.  We encourage communities to become […]

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Columbus Senior Center Diabetes Class

The Columbus Senior Citizens Center will be hosting a fun and interactive wellness course teaching participants about diabetes and pre-diabetes. Montana ranks 8th in the country in diabetes rates with 8.8% of people diagnosed (Americas Health Ratings) Did you know….. 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes. Diagnosed:21.0 million people. Undiagnosed:8.1 million people […]

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The Crow Men’s Health Project

A partnership between Montana State University faculty and Crow men to work collaboratively to identify and address health issues of concern   The Crow Men’s Health Project began in 2007 as a partnership between Montana State University faculty and Crow men to work collaboratively to identify and address health issues of concern. Differing from other […]

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