Public Health Public Health December 2018 - Montana State Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan Did you know the 2017 Montana State Health Assessment (SHA) provides an overview of the health issues Montanan’s face? Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services partnered with 24 agencies across Montana to create the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), which addresses 5 top health concerns. Get involved by reviewing the documents and providing feedback. November 2018 - Public Health Laboratories (PHLs) Public Health Laboratories (PHLs) form a backbone of a national laboratory reporting network on alert 24/7 to respond to novel strains of disease, natural disasters, chemical spills, foodborne outbreaks and other health emergencies. PHLs use a One Health approach by providing diagnostic testing across the spheres of human, animal and environmental health. The State of Montana PHLs recently celebrated 100 years of service to Montana, learn more about the role of Montana’s clinical and environmental laboratories.