Press Releases

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Their Homes, Discard Recalled Products
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 01 2023

Federal, state, and local officials are urging Montanans to check their homes, child care facilities, and schools for the recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce or apple puree products (listed below) and discard them immediately.

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Celebrate Adoption with Montana Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 22 2023

HELENA, Mont. - Governor Greg Gianforte joined Helena-area families yesterday to celebrate Adoption Month at an event in the Capitol Rotunda hosted by the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).

DPHHS Promotes U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week November 18-24
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 20 2023

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are promoting U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week from Nov. 18-24, 2023. Health officials say the annual observance provides organizations participating in the state's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program an opportunity to spotlight...

DPHHS Urges Providers to Monitor for Possible Cases of Lead Poisoning in Children
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 16 2023

Federal, state, and local officials are urging medical providers to be on the lookout for possible cases of lead poisoning in children after at least 22 toddlers in 14 states were sickened as of Nov. 7, 2023, by lead linked to tainted pouches of cinnamon apple puree and applesauce.

Gifts with a Lift Program Spreads Holiday Cheer to Montana State Hospital Patients
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 14 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that donation boxes have been set up at various locations across the state to receive holiday gifts to benefit Montana State Hospital (MSH) patients.

DPHHS, OPI to Offer Summer EBT in 2024
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 09 2023

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton and Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Superintendent Elsie Arntzen today announced plans to offer the new federal Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (Summer EBT) program to Montana families beginning in June 2024.

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Submit Federal Application for Sixth Cottage at Southwest Montana Veterans Home
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 07 2023

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for funding to build a sixth cottage at the Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) in Butte.

Op-Ed: Make Your Voice Heard to Help Rebuild Montana’s Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Systems
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 03 2023

This spring, Governor Greg Gianforte and the Montana Legislature invested $300 million to reform and improve Montana’s behavioral health and developmental disabilities service systems. It is the largest investment of its kind in state history.

Governor Gianforte Announces $7.5 Million Investment To Improve Health Care for New and Expecting Moms
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 25 2023

Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton and the Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHF), Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the investment of $7.5 million to increase access to behavioral health and substance use disorder screening and...

DPHHS Encourages Montanans to Prepare for Respiratory Illness this Fall, Winter
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 06 2023

As Montana gears up to enter another respiratory illness season, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) encourages Montanans to take precautions to help protect against severe symptoms from COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)...

DPHHS Modernizes Child Support Services Division to Better Serve Montanans
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 04 2023

DPHHS Director Charlie Brereton announced today several improvements within the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) designed to enhance the overall customer service experience for thousands of Montanans the division serves.

DPHHS Honors Montana Centenarians
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 03 2023

Montana centenarians were honored today in Great Falls at the Holiday Inn Convention Center ballroom during a special luncheon.

DPHHS Seeks Community First Choice Advisory Council Members
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 28 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is seeking Montanans to serve on its Community First Choice (CFC) Advisory Council.

Stay Steady on Your Feet
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 18 2023

National Falls Prevention Week takes place September 18-22, and serves as an ideal opportunity for Montanans to consider what factors increase their risk of falling and what actions they can take to mitigate those risks.

Lt. Governor, DPHHS Honor Direct Support Professionals
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 14 2023

DPHHS, the Montana Council for Developmental Disabilities and the Montana Association of Community Disability Services partnered to sponsor the conference and awards ceremony. The conference began Tuesday, Sept. 12 and concluded today.

DPHHS Family Visitation Rooms Receive a Boost from Local Partners
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 22 2023

HELENA - Lt. Governor Kristen Juras joined Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton to accept 2,000 new children’s toys and various furnishings from local community partners Tuesday, August 22 at the Child and Family Services Division (CFSD) office in...

West Nile Virus on the Rise in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 17 2023

State and local health officials are reporting increased West Nile virus (WNV) activity in several counties across the state this week, including the first three human cases for 2023, which have been identified in Dawson, Rosebud, and Yellowstone counties.

August is National Breastfeeding Month Reminding New or Expecting Parents to Take Advantage of WIC
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 10 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reminds new parents of the benefits of breastfeeding and the support the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program provides, including special food packages, peer counseling, lactation experts, breastfeeding aids such as breast pumps,...

DPHHS Plans to ‘Roll Out the Red Carpet’ for Direct Support Professionals in September
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 09 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) plans to recognize Direct Support Professionals (DSP) during the Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP) conference Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. in Helena at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

West Nile Virus Detected in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 24 2023

State and local health officials are reporting the first West Nile Virus (WNV) detection of the year in mosquitoes sampled from Blaine County. No humans or horses have tested positive for WNV yet this season.

Families Can Use WIC Farm Direct Benefits at Farmers’ Markets this Summer
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 19 2023

With the farmers’ market season in full swing, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) encourages families to enroll and utilize the Montana Farm Direct Program.

DPHHS and GCCHD Provide Final Summary on Foodborne Outbreak Linked to Morel Mushrooms
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 19 2023

Between March 28 and April 17, 2023, over 50 individuals reported becoming sick with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms after eating at Dave’s Sushi in Bozeman, MT. As previously reported, two of these individuals died and three were hospitalized. The Gallatin City-County Health Department...

Governor Gianforte Announces Appointments to Behavioral Health System for Future Generations Commission
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 17 2023

Governor Greg Gianforte today announced his appointments to serve on the Behavioral Health System for Future Generations Commission. The commission will provide recommendations for allocating the governor’s historic $300 million investment to reform and improve Montana’s behavioral...

Public Health Officials Remind Montanans that Rabies Remains a Threat
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 22 2023

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies as summer approaches. The risk for potential encounters between humans and wild animals increases during spring and summer because of the time spent hiking and engaging in other outdoor...

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Announce $24 Million To Support Families and Children
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 22 2023

Together with Director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Charlie Brereton, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced a $24 million investment in the state’s early childhood system.

Montana Centenarians to be Honored in October
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 20 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will honor Montana centenarians during the 54th annual Governor’s Conference on Aging on October 3, 2023. 

Governor Gianforte Makes Historic Investment To Transform State’s Behavioral Health System
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 01 2023

Governor Greg Gianforte this month invested $300 million to improve the delivery of behavioral health care in Montana when he signed House Bill 872 into law. Proposed by the governor in his Budget for Montana Families, the historic investment will support needed repairs at the Montana State...

DPHHS Hosts Disability Employment Conference
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 31 2023

BUTTE - The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is hosting the inaugural Disability Employment Conference this week (May 30 – June 1) in Butte at the Hotel Finlen.

DPHHS Honors Emergency Medical Services Responders for Life-Saving Heroics
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 24 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) honored Montana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from White Sulphur Springs, Great Falls, Whitehall, Bozeman, Miles City, and Anaconda during an awards ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, May 24.

DPHHS to Honor Emergency Medical Services Providers
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 18 2023

HELENA - The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will honor Montana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from White Sulphur Springs, Great Falls, Whitehall, Bozeman, Miles City, and Anaconda during an awards ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m.

Chickenpox Cases on the Rise in Youth
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 15 2023

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reporting a recent increase in the number of cases of chickenpox reported in school-aged children. And, at least half of these infections were acquired from an adult family member with shingles. Chickenpox, or varicella, can...

Gov. Gianforte Announces Funding to Continue Transformation of Behavioral Health Care Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 12 2023

Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana has been selected for a grant to support the implementation of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC).

Gallatin City-County Health Department, DPHHS Continue to Investigate Foodborne Outbreak
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 03 2023

The Gallatin City-County Health Department, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), other local health departments, and federal agencies continue to investigate the foodborne illness outbreak linked to eating food at Dave’s Sushi in Bozeman.

‘Every Breath is a Gift’: New Talking Health in the 406 Episodes Celebrate National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 02 2023

In recognition of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May, the DPHHS Talking Health in the 406 podcast is releasing two episodes that share Billings resident Rachel Anderson’s story about her late daughter Mia’s complex and heartbreaking struggles with asthma.

DPHHS to Provide Legal Document Clinics April Through July
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 25 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today its annual Kelly Moorse Memorial Legal Document Clinic schedule for 2023 will include stops in Columbus, Dillon, Havre, Poplar, and Glasgow. The clinics are provided by the DPHHS Legal Services Developer Program, with the...

Health Officials Urge Caution Around Sick Animals
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 19 2023

State health officials are asking the public to be cautious and take steps to prevent exposure to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this spring by avoiding contact with sick or deceased poultry or wild birds.

Individuals, Organizations Honored for Efforts to Support Montana Children and Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 19 2023

Foster parents, child protection workers, youth, and non-profit organizations were honored today, Wednesday, April 19, during an awards ceremony at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Helena Colonial as part of the annual Montana Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Conference sponsored by the Department of...

DPHHS to Host Disability Employment Conference
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 14 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is hosting a Disability Employment Conference May 30 – June 1 in Butte at the Hotel Finlen for Montana businesses.

DPHHS to Discontinue COVID-19 Dashboards in May
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 12 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that with the federal Public Health Emergency ending on May 11, the agency plans to discontinue the weekly updates to the COVID-19 case tracking and vaccine dashboards. The last update to the dashboards will take place...

DPHHS Public Health and Safety Division Achieves Healthy People 2030 Champion Designation
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 05 2023

In celebration of National Public Health Week April 3-9, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that its Public Health and Safety Division (PHSD) has been recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion from the federal Office of Disease Prevention and Health...

Medicaid Eligibility Redeterminations and Renewals to Resume in April
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 27 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will begin conducting Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) eligibility redeterminations on April 1 for the first time in three years. Federal requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic led to the suspension of annual redeterminations,...

World TB Day is March 24th
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 24 2023

Today is World TB Day, and officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) are raising awareness about tuberculosis prevention tips and treatments that are available for those diagnosed with the disease.

DPHHS Requests Nominations for Annual Emergency Medical Services Awards
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 21 2023

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is asking Montanans to submit nominations for the annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) awards ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at the Capitol Rotunda in Helena.

WIC Farm Direct Program Encourages Farmers to Sign Up
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 20 2023

Farm Direct is a state-administered federal nutrition program that authorizes farmers to accept WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program Benefits (FMNP) at farmer's markets, roadside stands, or even their farms. Farm Direct loosely defines farmers to include recreational growers who grow their...

DPHHS Announces Eduro Healthcare as New Manager of Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 15 2023

DPHHS Announces Eduro Healthcare as New Manager of Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Invest $2.1 Million in Universal Mental Health Screening
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 15 2023

Together with Charlie Brereton, director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Governor Greg Gianforte today announced a $2.1 million investment to increase access to universal screening for mental health and substance use issues among young Montanans.

DPHHS Promotes Resources to Help Montanans Find Cancer Treatment Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 14 2023

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Montana Cancer Coalition officials are promoting resources to help Montanans find cancer care services available in the state.

Governor Gianforte Announces Launch of DON’T QUIT Campaign
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 14 2023

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) has selected Montana for its 2023 DON’T QUIT campaign. As part of the campaign, the NFGFC, chaired by Jake Steinfeld, will gift a state-of-the-art...

Governor Gianforte, Lieutenant Governor Juras Delivering Red Tape Relief
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 02 2023

Alongside Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras, Governor Greg Gianforte today highlighted the work of his Red Tape Relief Task Force and pointed to its meaningful results to reform, roll back, or repeal the state’s burdensome, outdated, and unnecessary regulations.

Governor Gianforte: “The American Dream Is Alive and Well Here in Montana”
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 26 2023

Governor Greg Gianforte tonight delivered his second State of the State address to a joint session of the Montana Legislature and directly to the people of Montana. Gov. Gianforte’s address highlighted Montana’s accomplishments over the past two years and emphasized the promise of...

Local School Nurse Receives DPHHS School Health Grant
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 26 2023

Krista Glaus, RN, has been named a recipient of a School Health Mini-Grant Award from the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). She has received $1,000, which will contribute to staff CPR and first aid training in the Whitehall School District.

State, Local Officials Report Sharp Increase in Overdoses in Recent Weeks
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 24 2023

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ), in conjunction with local law enforcement, have identified a sharp increase in fatal overdoses across the state in the last two weeks.

WIC Shopper App Available to Help Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 18 2023

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reminding Montanans the free Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Shopper App is available to help families with their grocery shopping.

Governor Gianforte, Local Leaders Address Public Safety in Yellowstone County
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 11 2023

BILLINGS, Mont. – Returning to Billings one year after beginning a series of public safety roundtable discussions across the state, Governor Greg Gianforte today met with law enforcement officials, local leaders, treatment providers, and nonprofit organization leaders to discuss investments...

DPHHS: Take Action to Help Prevent Respiratory Illnesses this Winter
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 06 2023

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reporting substantial influenza (flu) activity during the first three months of this current flu season, from September through December 2022, that has far exceeded the prior five-year averages.

Governor Gianforte Promotes Tax Relief for Families, Businesses
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 05 2023

Governor Greg Gianforte today spotlighted his pro-family, pro-business tax relief agenda in a press conference at the State Capitol.

Governor Gianforte Celebrates Adoption with Montana Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 29 2022

In a ceremony at the State Capitol, Governor Greg Gianforte yesterday joined Montana families to celebrate Adoption Month.

DPHHS Reminds Montanans about Increased WIC Benefits
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 10 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials said today that increased benefits are now available to families through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC.

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS To Cut Red Tape To Expand Child Care Access
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 04 2022

After reading to children and meeting with child care providers at PFL Learning Center, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced proposed red tape relief to expand access to affordable, high-quality child care for Montana families. Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director...

DPHHS, Reach Higher Montana to Send Care Packages to Foster Care Youth as Part of Red Scarf Project
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 28 2022

As part of the Red Scarf Project, officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Reach Higher Montana over the next several months will mail more than 50 care packages to support Montana’s youth in foster care pursuing postsecondary education.

Governor Gianforte Announces $2.7 Million HEART Fund Investment to Serve 1,000 Montanans
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 26 2022

Delivering on his promise to invest in a full continuum of substance abuse prevention and treatment programs for communities, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced a $2.7 million investment in comprehensive behavioral health services in local detention centers through the HEART Fund.

Certification Now Available for Prevention Specialists in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 26 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today the Montana Prevention Certification Board (MPCB) is now offering an online certification program that reflects the highest current standards of competent practice for prevention specialists and those working in related...

Governor Gianforte Highlights Polson Success Story as Part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 24 2022

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Governor Greg Gianforte today joined the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) to highlight an apprentice in Montana’s Registered Apprenticeship Program.

DPHHS Seeks to Consolidate Temporary Staffing Contracts at Health Care Facilities to Reduce Costs, Create Efficiencies
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 19 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) today announced its plans to consolidate temporary staffing contracts at health care facilities to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and streamline contract administration within the agency.

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Honors Montana Centenarians
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 05 2022

Today, Montana Centenarians were honored in Butte at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center during a special luncheon.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 03 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reports that breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among Montana women, accounting for 31% of new cancers.

DPHHS Urges Montanans to be Fall Aware
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 19 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials report that nearly one in three Montanans aged 65 and older have reported falling at least once in the last 12 months.

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Announce Summer P-EBT Benefits for 32,000 Children Amid Record Inflation
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 09 2022

Governor Greg Gianforte joined Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton today to announce the state is issuing $12.5 million in Summer Pandemic Electronic Transfer (Summer P-EBT) benefits to 32,000 children ages 0-17 next week.

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquito Samples, Horse in Two Montana Counties
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 25 2022

State and local public health officials are reporting the season’s first West Nile virus (WNV) detections in positive mosquito samples in Dawson and Lewis and Clark counties.

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Invest $18 Million To Increase Access to Child Care
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 17 2022

Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton announced today an $18 million investment to fund 31 child care innovation grants across the state.

DPHHS Announces First Confirmed Case of Monkeypox in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 05 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Flathead City-County Health Department today confirmed a single presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in a Flathead County adult.

DPHHS Wants to Hear from Montana Centenarians
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 27 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana centenarians during the 53rd annual Governor’s Conference on Aging October 4 - 5, 2022. 

DPHHS Increases Services to Individuals with Autism
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 20 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today the agency has increased services for Medicaid-eligible youth with autism and other disabilities.

Montana Youth Leadership Forum is July 18 - 22
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 19 2022

About 30 students with disabilities are gathering this week at Carroll College and the Capitol in Helena for the annual Montana Youth Leadership Forum (MYLF-pronounced My Life) that began Monday, July 18 and concludes Friday, July 22.

Montana Youth Leadership Forum is July 18 - 22
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 15 2022

Event helps students with disabilities learn leadership skills

DPHHS Launches New Podcast: Talking Health in the 406
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 13 2022

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has launched a new podcast called Talking Health in the 406.

Launch of Montana 988 Lifeline
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 12 2022

Governor Greg Gianforte today joined Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials, mental health and crisis lifeline experts, and Montana State University (MSU) officials to promote the launch of the Montana 988 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline.

Tobacco Quit Line Launches New Behavioral Health Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 07 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has launched a new program to help persons with behavioral health conditions successfully quit tobacco products.

Report Harmful Algal Blooms
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 06 2022

Blooms Can Sicken Humans and Kill Pets and Livestock HELENA—Don’t let an encounter with a harmful algal bloom (HAB) ruin an outing on a beautiful Montana summer day. Blooms can impact human health and the health of freshwater ecosystems.

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Secure Federal Approval To Increase Substance Use Disorder Treatment Through HEART Fund
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 06 2022

HELENA, Mont. – Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the state is significantly increasing access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for Montana Medicaid members through the Healing and...

Gov. Gianforte Announces Transition at the Department of Public Health and Human Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 30 2022

Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that Charlie Brereton will succeed Adam Meier in leading the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).

Child Care Stabilization Funds
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 29 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier is encouraging child care providers to apply for Child Care Stabilization funds during the final application period July 1 – 31, 2022.

Flooding Creates Potential Human Health and Recreational Risks in Rivers Across Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 23 2022

River recreators should avoid contact with water during and for at least two weeks after flood events. Floodwaters have already impacted communities in the Yellowstone River basin, and more flooding is anticipated elsewhere in the state, such as in the Flathead River basin and Missoula County....

Raise Awareness About Elder Abuse
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 15 2022

State and local officials report another record number of Montanans were victims of elder abuse in 2021. According to the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), a record number 4,900 Montanans were victims of elder abuse in 2021. This is the second year in a row where a new...

Reach Higher Montana Summit for Youth in Foster Care is June 13-15, 2022 in Billings
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 10 2022

Students from throughout Montana will be gathering at Montana State University-Billings in the Student Union Building from June 13-15 to participate in the Reach Higher Montana Summit for Youth in Foster Care.

State, Local Officials Report Alarming Number of Fatal Overdoses in Recent Weeks
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 07 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Montana Department of Justice, in conjunction with local law enforcement, have identified an alarming number of fatal overdoses across the state in the last two weeks.

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Partner With Yellowstone County Sheriff on Angel Initiative
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 20 2022

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Partner With Yellowstone County Sheriff on Angel Initiative New partnership program aims to increase access to treatment BILLINGS, Mont. – Today with Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier, Yellowstone County Sheriff...

Major Investment in Montana’s Health Information Exchange
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 20 2022

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Announce Major Investment in Montana’s Health Information Exchange BILLINGS, Mont. – Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier and Big Sky Care Connect (BSCC) Chief Executive Officer Ben Tyrrell, Governor...

DPHHS Honors Emergency Medical Services Providers
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 18 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) honored Montana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from Superior, Billings, Red Lodge, Hamilton, and Great Falls during an awards ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, May 18.

DPHHS Submits P-EBT Plan for 2021-22 School Year
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 13 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today the agency has submitted for federal approval a plan to receive Pandemic Electronic Transfer (P-EBT) benefits for the 2021-22 school year, and thus making Summer 2022 P-EBT a reality.

Medicaid/HMK Recipients Urged to Update Contact Information with DPHHS
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 11 2022

In anticipation of the federal public health emergency (PHE) ending soon, Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials will soon launch an extensive outreach campaign to Montana Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) families about upcoming changes that could impact their...

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Invest $7 Million to Support Child Care Workforce
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 05 2022

Ahead of Child Care Appreciation Day this Friday, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Governor Greg Gianforte today announced a $7 million investment in workforce incentive funding for child care providers and staff.

Covid-19 Data Reporting
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 04 2022

Due to the low level of COVID-19 transmission in Montana at this time, updates to the COVID-19 cases and vaccine dashboards will move to a weekly reporting cadence effective Friday, May 6.

World Asthma Day
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 03 2022

To raise awareness about the health consequences and personal and financial costs of asthma, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is participating in World Asthma Day on May 3, 2022, and Asthma Awareness Month throughout the month of May.

DPHHS Launches New Survey for Older Adults
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 27 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Adam Meier announced today the agency is conducting a Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults to help learn the priorities of Montanans related to services provided by the state.

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Award Tribal Nations $500,000 Through HEART Fund
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 21 2022

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today joined Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier to announce the distribution of $500,000 to Montana’s eight Tribal Nations through the Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery and Treatment (HEART)...

Individuals, Organizations Honored for Efforts to Support Montana Children and Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 12 2022

Foster parents, child protection workers, youth, and non-profit organizations were honored today, Tuesday, April 12, during an awards ceremony as part of the annual Montana Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Conference sponsored by the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS).

SNAP, TANF Clients Can Now Make Purchases Online at Walmart.com
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 08 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today that Montanans eligible for food and cash assistance can now make purchases online through Walmart.com as part of a federal nationwide initiative to increase access.

State Officials Kick Off Strengthening Families Month Activities
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 07 2022

HELENA – Today, Lt. Governor Kristen Juras, Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) Vice President of External Affairs John Doran hosted the annual Pinwheels for Prevention event outside the Capitol.

Strengthening Families Month Activities to Kick Off Thursday, April 7 at the Capitol
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 07 2022

Lt. Governor Kristen Juras will join Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) Vice President of External Affairs John Doran for a Pinwheels for Prevention planting event on the Capitol north lawn Thursday, April 7,...

Montana Recognizes Strengthening Families Month
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 04 2022

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today proclaimed April 2022 as Strengthening Families Month and April 2-8, 2022 as Week of the Young Child in Montana to support the physical, emotional, social, and educational well-being of all Montana children.

DPHHS Launches New Office to Engage Faith and Community Organizations
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 18 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today the establishment of a new office to strengthen partnerships with faith and community organizations, which will expand the department’s ability to connect more Montanans to services and promote...

DPHHS to Provide Legal Document Clinics April Through September
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 18 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today its annual Kelly Moorse Memorial Legal Document Clinic schedule for 2022 will include stops in Helena, Frenchtown, Thompson Falls, Butte, and Baker.

Nominations Requested for Four Elder Justice Councils
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 10 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Montana Department of Justice and the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance are seeking individuals to serve on one of four regional Elder Justice Councils that were created by Governor Greg Gianforte in response to increased reports...

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Formula
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 18 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today a voluntary recall of several specific products for infants and babies has been issued by Abbott, the maker of Similac formulas and other nutritional products, due to a concern over possible contamination at a single...

New Tools, Resources Now Available on ParentingMontana.org
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 17 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today that new online resources have been added to ParentingMontana.org for parents or those in a parenting role.

Gov. Gianforte Urges Health Care Workers To Act Ahead of Federal Vaccine Mandate Deadline
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 11 2022

Gov. Gianforte Urges Health Care Workers To Act Ahead of Federal Vaccine Mandate Deadline

DPHHS Plan to Improve Child Welfare System is Approved
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 02 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today the approval of its Family First Prevention Plan by the federal Children’s Bureau.

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Partner With Lewis and Clark County Sheriff on Angel Initiative
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 01 2022

HELENA, Mont. – Today with Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, and Todd Wilson of the Helena Indian Alliance, Governor Greg Gianforte emphasized the state’s commitment to combating addiction and...

Montana Departments of Justice, Public Health and Human Services Issue Advisory Clarifying State of Parental Notification of Abortion Act
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 28 2022

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier issued an advisory today to clarify the current status of, and Montanans’ rights and obligations, under the Parental Notification of Abortion Act of 2011. Montana Code...

DPHHS Issues Guidance for Montana Health Care Facilities and Providers Related to Federal Vaccine Mandate
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 27 2022

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has issued the following guidance for Montana health care facilities and providers with respect to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate that was published on November 5, 2021.

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Make Available 650,000 At-Home COVID-19 Tests for Montanans
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 27 2022

Governor Greg Gianforte and the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) are making available 650,000 at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for Montanans. The tests are being provided at no cost to support early COVID-19 detection in an effort to reduce transmission of the virus.

DPHHS to Host Montana Relay Friendly Business Virtual Training
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 26 2022

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier said the agency is hosting a free Montana Relay Friendly Business virtual training for businesses on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Gov. Gianforte Secures 650,000 Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests for Statewide Distribution
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 13 2022

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced plans to increase access to at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for Montanans. The governor has secured approximately 650,000 tests which will be distributed statewide through local public health departments. The tests will be...

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Awards Over $150,000 to Support Food Access
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 06 2022

Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today that Montana No Kid Hungry (NKH) has awarded a total of $150,980 through grants to 11 local organizations across the state to support food access and nutrition projects.

Montana’s First Pediatric and First Influenza Death for 2021-22 Season Confirmed in Yellowstone County
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 05 2022

BILLINGS, MT –  RiverStone Health was recently notified of the untimely death of a Yellowstone County child due to influenza.  The child had underlying health conditions, was not vaccinated against influenza and died on December 24, 2021.

DPHHS Announces $3.7 Million Investment to Help Montanans with Significant Medical Needs
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 21 2021

DPHHS Announces $3.7 Million Investment to Help Montanans with Significant Medical Needs

DPHHS Confirms State’s First COVID-19 Case Caused by Omicron Variant
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 20 2021

DPHHS Confirms State’s First COVID-19 Case Caused by Omicron Variant

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS: Schools Have Received $2.7 Million for COVID-19 Testing
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 14 2021

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS: Schools Have Received $2.7 Million for COVID-19 Testing

Governor, DPHHS Announce $5.5 Million to Help Health Care Workers With Child Care Costs
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 06 2021

Governor, DPHHS Announce $5.5 Million to Help Health Care Workers With Child Care Costs

DPHHS Issues Statement on Injunction Against Federal Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 01 2021

DPHHS Issues Statement on Injunction Against Federal Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

Gov. Gianforte Praises Nationwide CMS Vaccine Mandate Injunction
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 30 2021

Gov. Gianforte Praises Nationwide CMS Vaccine Mandate Injunction

Gifts With A Lift Program Spreads Holiday Cheer to Montana State Hospital Patients
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 22 2021

Gifts With A Lift Program Spreads Holiday Cheer to Montana State Hospital Patients

Gov. Gianforte Reaffirms Montana Law Banning Vaccination Mandate
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 16 2021

Gov. Gianforte Reaffirms Montana Law Banning Vaccination Mandate

Governor, DPHHS Announce $27 Million To Help With Home Heating Bills Amid High Inflation
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 16 2021

Governor, DPHHS Announce $27 Million To Help With Home Heating Bills Amid High Inflation

Fully Vaccinated Percentage Updated to Reflect 5 to 11-year-old Population
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 15 2021

Fully Vaccinated Percentage Updated to Reflect 5 to 11-year-old Population

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Launch Angel Initiative To Increase Access to Treatment
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 09 2021

Gov. Gianforte, DPHHS Launch Angel Initiative To Increase Access to Treatment

Governor, DPHHS Launch New Program To Help Montanans With Water Expenses
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 05 2021

Governor, DPHHS Launch New Program To Help Montanans With Water Expenses

DPHHS Issues Statement in Response to Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 05 2021

DPHHS Issues Statement in Response to Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

DPHHS Hosting Series of Child Welfare 101 Trainings
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 03 2021

DPHHS Hosting Series of Child Welfare 101 Trainings

New Report Lists COVID-19 as Third Leading Cause of Death in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 01 2021

New Report Lists COVID-19 as Third Leading Cause of Death in Montana

Montana Health Officials Confirm First Influenza Case in Over a Year
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 29 2021

Montana Health Officials Confirm First Influenza Case in Over a Year

Gov. Gianforte: Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Violates Montana Law
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 28 2021

Gov. Gianforte: Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Violates Montana Law

DPHHS Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 26 2021

DPHHS Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

DPHHS: Montanans Encouraged to Provide Input for Agency Red Tape Relief Efforts
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 18 2021

DPHHS: Montanans Encouraged to Provide Input for Agency Red Tape Relief Efforts

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Cereal
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 15 2021

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Cereal

DPHHS Receives $300K Grant to Continue Legal Service Developer Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 06 2021

DPHHS Receives $300K Grant to Continue Legal Service Developer Program

New Montana Report: Unvaccinated 5 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 27 2021

New Montana Report: Unvaccinated 5 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19

Montana Expanding Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 15 2021

Montana Expanding Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment

DPHHS Releases Updated Crisis Care Guidance
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 15 2021

DPHHS releases updated crisis care guidance

Gov. Gianforte Announces DPHHS Emergency Rule to Promote Parental Rights Regarding Masking in Schools
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 31 2021

Gov. Gianforte Announces DPHHS Emergency Rule to Promote Parental Rights Regarding Masking in Schools

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 18 2021

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended

DPHHS Announces agency restructuring
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 09 2021

DPHHS Announces agency restructure

Trend Continues of COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations of Unvaccinated Individuals
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 05 2021

Trend Continues of COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations of Unvaccinated Individuals

Governor Gianforte Announces Investments to Support Montana Families and Children
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 04 2021

Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that the state will invest federal funds to prevent child abuse, expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training program, and provide early intervention services and supports for families with infants and toddlers with...

State of Montana Issues Guidance on HB 702 Implementation
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 28 2021

State of Montana Issues Guidance on HB 702 Implementation

Governors Conference on Aging
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 26 2021

Governor's Conference on Aging and Public Request for Centenarian information Jon Ebelt

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 12 2021

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 12 2021

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety

Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 01 2021

Health Officials Suggest Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Governor Gianforte Ends State of Emergency in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 30 2021

Governor Gianforte Ends State of Emergency in Montana

State Officials Report Alarming Trend of Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 28 2021

State Officials Report Alarming Trend of Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Montana

Awareness about Elder Abuse
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 15 2021

State, Local Officials Join Forces to Raise Awareness about Elder Abuse

Citizen Reporting of Harmful Algal Blooms Helps Alert Others and Keeps State Agencies Informed of Pollution Issues
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 02 2021

DEQ Contact: Moira Davin, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Office (406) 461-2503 DPHHS Contact: Jon Ebelt, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office (406) 444-0936, jebelt@mt.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2021

DPHHS honors Emergency Medical Services providers
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 19 2021

DPHHS honors Emergency Medical Services providers

DPHHS, OPI to Issue P-EBT Nutrition Assistance for Montana Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 18 2021

DPHHS, OPI to Issue P-EBT Nutrition Assistance for Montana Families

Salmonella Cases Increase
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 17 2021

Salmonella Cases Linked to Live Poultry Increase

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 07 2021

DPHHS Celebrates Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Psychiatric Consultation Line for Clinicians to Expand Patient Care
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 06 2021

Psychiatric Consultation Line for Clinicians to Expand Patient Care

DPHHS Raising Awareness about Health Impacts Caused by Asthma
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 05 2021

DPHHS Raising Awareness about Health Impacts Caused by Asthma

DPHHS to Provide Legal Document Clinics Beginning in May Through September
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 04 2021

DPHHS to Provide Legal Document Clinics Beginning in May Through September

Individuals, Organizations Honored for Efforts to Support Montana Children and Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 27 2021

Individuals, Organizations Honored for Efforts to Support Montana Children and Families

Avoid Tick Bites
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 22 2021

DPHHS Offers Prevention Tips to Avoid Tick Bites this Spring and Summer

DPHHS Confirms First Hantavirus Case for 2021
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 09 2021

DPHHS Offers Prevention Tips to Avoid Tick Bites this Spring and Summer

State Officials Kick Off Strengthening Families Month Activities
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 06 2021

State Officials Kick Off Strengthening Families Month Activities

Public Health Officials Remind Montanans to Avoid Potential Rabies Risks
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 24 2021

Public Health Officials Remind Montanans to Avoid Potential Rabies Risks

Governor Gianforte Announces Agreement to Drop Cases Against Flathead Businesses
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 18 2021

Governor Gianforte Announces Agreement to Drop Cases Against Flathead Businesses

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 17 2021

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana

Governor Gianforte Visits Long-Term Care Facility Participating in Walgreens Vaccine Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 16 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today visited a long-term care facility in Helena participating in the Walgreens vaccination program.

DPHHS Releases Report that Illustrates Impacts of COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 16 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) issued a new report today stating the death rate among Montana residents increased by 14% in 2020 compared with the previous 5-year average.

Governor Gianforte: COVID-19 Vaccine Open to All Montanans on April 1
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 16 2021

HELENA, Mont. – At a news conference this afternoon, Governor Greg Gianforte announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Montanans beginning April 1, 2021.

SMVH Welcomes First Resident
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 08 2021

BUTTE - Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced the brand new Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) welcomed its first resident into the facility today, March 8.

Fully Immunized Montanans Surpass Total Infections
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 05 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Today, the total number of Montanans fully immunized against COVID-19 surpassed the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Montana closes in on 100,000 people fully immunized
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 04 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will distribute statewide to local jurisdictions during the week of March 8 a total of 24,440 COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccine first doses and 20,930 second doses for those completing the vaccine series as part of its weekly allocation...

Expands Vaccine Distribution
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 02 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the state will expand its efforts to protect the most vulnerable Montanans by entering Phase 1B+ of the state’s vaccine distribution plan on March 8, 2021.

What They Are Saying
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 01 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Last week, Governor Greg Gianforte unveiled a revised vaccine distribution plan that prioritizes protecting the most vulnerable Montanans. With Gianforte’s revisions, Montanans most at-risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19 – Montanans 70 years of age...

Over 216,000 Total COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Now Administered in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 22 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will distribute statewide to local jurisdictions during the week of February 22 a total of 20,930 COVID-19 vaccine first doses and 16,990 second doses for those completing the vaccine series as part of its weekly allocation from the...

Governor Gianforte Secures Montana’s Inclusion in Federal Vaccine Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 16 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Following conversations between Governor Gianforte and White House officials on Friday, the Biden administration today announced Missoula County has been selected to receive vaccines through the Federally Qualified Health Center COVID-19 vaccine program.

New Directives
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 12 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte this morning issued two new directives and an executive order.

Liability Protections Bill
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 10 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today signed Senate Bill No. 65 into law. The new law shields businesses, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and places of worship from coronavirus-related lawsuits, provided they take measures to protect individuals from COVID-19 and...

DPHHS to Receive More Vaccine Doses for Week of February 15
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 10 2021

On February 9, 2021, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) was notified the state will receive 16,425 first doses and 13,525 second doses for those completing the vaccine series.

Weekly Vaccine Distribution
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 03 2021

On February 2, 2021, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) was notified the state will receive 16,425 first doses and 13,525 second doses for those completing the vaccine series.

Gianforte Redirects 19,500 Unused Vaccine Doses
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 02 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced he received federal approval to redirect 19,500 unused COVID-19 vaccine doses to vulnerable Montanans.

Montana Moves to Phase 1B of Vaccine Distribution
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 19 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that Montana is moving into Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

Governor Gianforte Nominates Director of Public health and Human Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 19 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced his nomination of Adam Meier to lead the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Governor Gianforte Lifts Restrictions on Small Businesses With New Directive
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 13 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today issued a new directive to replace several complicated directives related to the pandemic.

Quit Your Way with the Montana Tobacco Quit Line
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 12 2021

State public health officials announced today new and updated resources to help Montanans quit using tobacco products.