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Suicide-Related Thoughts, Attempts, and Deaths Remain a Major Public Health Concern in Montana

Maternal Mental Health

Montana Designated Trauma Facilities

  • Trauma center designation is associated with better patient outcomes from traumatic injuries; Montana has 43 Designated Trauma Facilities.
  • The Montana Emergency Care System consists of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics,9-1-1 dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, nurses, physicians, and hospital staff.
  • Rural trauma care in Montana is complicated by geographic isolation, time between injury and discovery, extrication issues, distance to immediate healthcare and local health care resource availability. Understanding the medical capabilities of hospitals is important in providing initial care to injured patients.

National Stop the Bleed Day

National Prevention Week

  • May 9-15, 2021, is National Prevention Week, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.
  • 3 in 5 Montana students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades discussed the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, or drug use in the past 12 months with their parents.
  • In Montana, Prevention Specialists are working with coalitions statewide to prevent youth substance use. Find out how to get connected with a coalition near you.

May is National Arthritis Awareness

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Oral Cancer 

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV), besides being the most common sexually transmitted infection, can also infect cells in the mouth and throat; HPV causes an estimated 70% of oropharyngeal (back of the throat) cancers.
  • From 2013 to 2017, 750 new cases of HPV-associated cancers were diagnosed in Montana; among men, oropharyngeal cancer was the most common HPV-associated cancer diagnosed.
  • HPV vaccine provides protection against HPV including the types that cause oropharyngeal cancer; learn why both boys and girls should receive the HPV vaccine.

End Childhood Hunger - #WearOrangeWednesday, April 7th, 2021


National Public Health Week April 5-11