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Montana State Health Improvement Plan

Vision: Healthy people in healthy communities.

Mission: Improve and protect the health of Montanans by creating conditions for healthy living.

Wildfire Smoke Communication

Wildfire Smoke and your Health: DPHHS Talking Points

Public Health Wildfire Communication Toolkit 

Guiding Principles:

  • Evidence-based decision making: Use scientific evidence to select and implement programs that address documented health issues.
  • Collaboration: Engage in collaborations to build public trust and Division effectiveness.
  • Equal access: Ensure conditions of health are accessible to all.
  • Individual rights: Achieve community health in a way that respects the rights and confidentiality of individuals.

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