Seeds of Hope Community Garden

The Tobacco Valley Community Development Council, Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce,  Montana State University Extension, Eureka Rural Development Partners and the Lincoln County Fair Board combined their talents and support to initiate and support the development of a local community garden. The community garden committee operates under the auspices of the MSU Extension Office and […]

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Sweet Grass Health and Wellness

Sweet Grass Health and Wellness is dedicated to the community, both to the health of the people who live here and to their efforts to enhance our way of life. Their mission is to strengthen community, promote well-being, and improve health.  They advance their mission by the many activities, programs, and services they provide that benefit […]

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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: Shelby Community Wellness

Shelby Community Wellness For a rural community to survive there needs to be a willingness to invest in the future; to have a problem-solving approach to issues such as health and wellness; to be financially responsible for fiscal resources; and willingness to seek help from outside the community. That is the philosophy that drives the […]

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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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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Honorable Mention: Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

 Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission Polson September 19, 2012 – Providence St. Joseph Medical Center today was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Providence St. […]

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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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“Food Day” Celebration – October 24, 2013

Food Day is the nationwide celebration and movement for healthful, affordable, and sustainable food and is coming up on October 24th! In 2011, the first year of the campaign, 2,300 events took place around the country, and dozens of school districts around the country took part. Visit http://www.foodday.org/ to learn more! We are thrilled to […]

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Shelby Health Fair: October 12, 2012

Shelby, MT is hosting its annual Health Fair – October 12, 2012 7am – 2pm at the Shelby Civic Center “Follow the Trail to Good Health” to the 2012 Shelby Health Fair. The health fair is sponsored by the Toole County Health Foundation and partners with the Marias Medical Center in Shelby, Montana. It offers […]

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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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Kalispell Community Garden

The Kalispell Community Garden (KCG) allows locals, who don’t otherwise have the means, a location to grow their own vegetables to provide nutritious foods for their families. The Kalispell Community Garden has 50 gardening plots free to the community members.   As it resides near low-income housing, many rely on their plots for a fresh source […]

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Scobey Community Garden Enhancement Project

  Scobey, Montana has implemented a community garden located on Main Street. The garden is developed and managed by individuals in Scobey who want fresh produce to be more available to people of the community. The combined talents of Daniels County Memorial Hospital, Daniels County Extension, Daniels County Health Department,  the City of Scobey, Daniels-Sheridan Federal […]

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