Health in the 406

What is Health in the 406? Health in the 406 is regular communication by DPHHS on a variety of wellness topics designed to raise awareness of health issues that impact the daily lives of Montanans. They have regular scheduled messages that go out each month and special edition message as appropriate. If you have a topic […]

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Heroes and Horses

Heroes and Horses is a Montana-based nonprofit organization that has created an innovative, three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying combat veterans (at no cost to them) suffering from PTSD. Their program utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, coupled with human and horse connections, to challenge and inspire personal growth in veterans suffering from […]

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Geriatric Stimulation Training

The Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) is an interdisciplinary center which provides geriatric education and training for Montana health professionals, higher education faculty, and students, so they might better meet the health needs of the older residents of the state. The Geriatric Simulation training provides empathy lessons to understand the physical challenges older adults face […]

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SOAR

American Indians comprise 6.2% of the population in Montana, but represent about approximately 17% of the motor vehicle crash deaths in the state each year. In an effort to spread the safety message in Tribal communities, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) developed the Safe On All Roads (SOAR) program. This is a traffic safety education […]

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Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program

The mission of the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP) is to address the public health crisis caused by the use of all forms of commercial tobacco products. MTUPP will work to eliminate tobacco use, especially among young people, through statewide programs and policies. This program has made significant strides to reduce tobacco use in Montana […]

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American Cancer Society: Relay for Life

    Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take […]

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Montana No Kid Hungry: “Breakfast After the Bell”

End child hunger in Montana by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. In Montana, 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger.  That’s 45,700 kids in Montana as well as their families.  For children at risk of hunger, the number doubles to 92,000 children that have experienced hunger and lack access to […]

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Lifestyle Balance (LSB) Diabetes Prevention Program

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States has increased from 1.5 million in 1958 to 21 million people in 2012  (DPHHS, 2018). In the state of Montana there are currently about 65,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes. The percent of Montanans diagnosed with diabetes continues to increase over the years.  Data based […]

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kidsLINK

Montana Afterschool Facts: Afterschool boosts student success, keeps kids safe, and helps parents keep their jobs. The demand for afterschool and summer learning opportunities far exceeds the supply in Montana; 1 out of every 5 applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers cannot be funded, leaving communities without the supports they need for children and […]

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Bike for Shelter

Watson Children’s Shelter along with the event’s premier sponsor, Montana Rail Link, are so excited to be celebrating 18 years of Bike for Shelter on Saturday, May 19, 2018! The event takes place at the Community Medical Center campus and in front of their home in the historic Fort Missoula area. Bike for Shelter is […]

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Free Health Workshop

The Blaine County Health Department Presents: “What Do I Do When My Child…” a free health workshop! Join them to learn what to do and how to use tools and resources to care for your child when they are sick or hurt! When: Thursday, February 1st at 6:00 p.m. Where: Chinook Library Meeting Room Who: Open to […]

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Eat Right Montana

Eat Right Montana (ERM) is a diverse group of individuals and organizations who have come together with the common goal of providing consistent, science-based nutrition and physical activity messages to all Montanans. Since their beginning in 1992, they have grown and come to understand the necessity of collaboration and partnerships. As a coalition, they offer […]

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