Department of Public Health and Human Services
Health in the 406
Health in the 406
Winterize to Prevent Falls
Methamphetamine Use in Montana
- Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that effects the central nervous system, causing harm throughout the body.
- Approximately 1.6 million adults in the United States reported using methamphetamine in the past year.
- In 2018, 4,204 stimulant-related hospitalizations and ED visits to Montana hospitals occurred, costing $39 million.
Multi-layer Cloth Masks Recommended to Reduce Spread of COVID-19
- Recent studies demonstrate that a cloth mask can reduce wearers’ exposure to infectious droplets through filtration and mask mandates have an association with a healthier economy.
- Multi-layers masks made with higher thread counts were shown to limit the forward spread of droplets and block up to 50-70% of fine droplets and particles. Some materials such as polypropylene and silk may enhance effectiveness.
- Learn more about cloth mask use and how to protect yourself and your family.
Focus on Influenza
SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Households
National Diabetes Awareness Month
- If you smoke, you are 30-40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than someone who doesn’t smoke, and if you have diabetes smoking can lead to increased health complications.
- Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall health especially if you have diabetes. The sooner you quit the better your overall health.
- Learn more about strategies to help aid in smoking cessation and support resources available across Montana.
Blood Pressure Awareness and Monitoring
October is Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month
- Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) usually results from an electrical disturbance in the heart and is a medical emergency.
- Communities can come together and improve survival rates from SCA with help from the Cardiac Ready Communities Program at DPHHS.
- Individuals need to know what to do in a SCA. Learn CPR and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
Disability and Diabetes