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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Mail-a-Meal

“We are here to serve our neighbors that have nowhere else to turn” A part of the Montana Food Bank Network, Mail-a-Meal is a program designed to reach food insecure Montanans without access to emergency food assistance, or nutritious quality food. Those in need simply fill out an intake form, and Mail-a-Meal delivers a 50 […]

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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 Tobacco Quit Line

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a resource for individuals wishing to quit using tobacco. The Quit Line is free, convenient, and secure, and uses clinically proven methods to achieve some of the highest quit rates in the country. The national Quit Line helps nearly 450 people per day in their journey to quit tobacco. […]

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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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Success Story: Helena Community Gardens

Helena Community Gardens (HCG) provides organic vegetables to many community families with food insecurities through the Helena Food Share. In 2017, Helena Community Gardens applied for a mini-grant from the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) to use to extend one of the community gardens. After being awarded the grant, HCG purchased and constructed row covers for two garden plots […]

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RHI Profile of the Week: Food Bank Network BackPack Program!

Montana Food Bank Network: BackPack Program The BackPack Program’s purpose is to improve students’ academic performance and physical health by providing them with the nutritious food necessary for them to learn, thrive, and grow, rather focusing on than the effects of chronic hunger. The program was started at DeSmet School in Missoula in January 2008 and […]

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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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Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.  1-800-273-8255   The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis […]

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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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Simulation in Motion

Simulation in Motion Montana, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed to operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of this corporation is to provide and facilitate educational and other workforce related activities that support increased educational opportunities, health care provider competence and […]

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Project ECHO Billings Clinic

Billings Clinic has launched Montana’s only Project ECHO hub. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and tele-mentoring that empowers clinicians in rural and remote settings to deliver medical care that is comparable to that delivered at major healthcare centers. Project ECHO Billings Clinic holds bi-weekly clinical training […]

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