Montana Public Health
Summer Institute

Register for Summer Institute
July 15 – 19, Missoula MT

Summer Institute registration will be unavailable from June 26 th to July 2nd due to the State fiscal year end, we apologize for any inconvenience. 

For Questions, please contact: 

Main Contact:
Kevin O'Loughlin
Phone: 406-444-1611

Secondary Contact:
Bryan Tavary
Phone: 406-444-3898

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
For hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn Downtown please call 406-721-8550 and reference Summer Institute Block Room Rates are only available until Friday, June 21st


2019 Summer Institute Schedule. July 15 – 19, 2019. Missoula Montana.

Public Health Program Planning and Implementation 1

Instructor: Kimber McKay, University of Montana

Good program planning and implementation can be challenging with the capacity, skills, knowledge needed to achieve positive program outcomes. This workshop will provide participants with information to successfully develop and implement program planning including: carrying out needs assessments, creating a logic model, action planning, operationalizing and monitoring plans, and setting a framework for successful evaluation.

Risk Communications 1

Instructors: Karen Blackwood, PhD, MS, MPA, CEM Director of ICDP and Barb Clark, Paramedic, FEMA K9 Handler, MEP, Training and Exercise Manager from the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness

During a disaster, people take in, process, and act on information differently. For this reason, normal communication processes may not be effective. It is critical that responding organizations understand how to effectively communicate information to all people within a community. The risk and emergency communication course provides strategies and techniques to increase the effectiveness of the information developed and delivered.

The Certified Pool-Spa Operator® Certification Program (NSPF) 2

DPHHS will be offering a two-day CPO course with extra time to discuss local regulation and implementation of our new rules on day two with FCSS staff. FCSS is bringing in Greg (Buzz) Butler, Co-Owner of ATP Chemical in Bozeman, to give the CPO course for sanitarians. Don’t want to attend the first day in person? You can sign up for a fusion class and do the first day on your own via computer.

Planning and Conducting Program Evaluations for Public Health1

Instructor: Kimber McKay, University of Montana

Systematic evaluation is essential to ensuring public health programs are effective. This workshop will provide participants with information to successfully conduct evaluations, including: engaging stakeholders, creating a logic model, designing an evaluation plan, and identifying action steps based on the results.

Close Encounters of the Hep Kind 1

Instructors: Communicable Disease Control & Prevention Bureau Staff V1 5-17-19

This is a beginner to intermediate level communicable disease investigation course with a focus on Hepatitis. Course content will include a review of general epidemiological concepts, public health law, and risk communication. Disease specific content will include information on Hepatitis A, B, and C.

Montana Accreditation Breakfast

Coordinator: Kerry Pride

The Montana Accreditation meeting will provide a time to discuss accreditation / public health system building efforts across the state of Montana. The meeting will be hosted and facilitated by the Public Health and Safety Division, yet its purpose is to meet the needs of Local and Tribal Health Departments working on PHAB accreditation standards.

Leading Across Boundaries (Formerly Boundary Spanning Leadership) (Free) – AMPHO

Instructors: Andrea Williams and Sharon Moffatt, Center for Creative Leadership

This program focuses on building the skills to be an effective leader. The program will provide resources and knowledge, and build competencies that are needed in the new Public Health 3.0 model, to serve in the role of community health strategist, and to address contemporary public health challenges.

As public health works to impact factors that influence health, effective leadership and working across sectors is essential. 

This highly interactive program will develop participant’s ability to lead self and others, influence without authority, and extend their circle of influence and bridge boundaries.

Participants will be introduced to the Center for Creative Leadership’s Boundary Spanning Leadership model which focuses on leveraging boundaries to benefit collaboration - whether it is an external, multisector collaboration or a collaboration within an organization. Participants will bring a leadership challenge that will be refined through the program and will leave with an action plan for working on their challenge.

This is a year-long leadership program that includes a one-day workshop at the Montana Public Health Summer Institute, a series of 6 leadership webinars presented by the Center for Creative Leadership and access to an on-line leadership toolkit. 

21st Century Leadership for Public Health Leaders (Free)

Instructor: Chance Eaton

21st Century Leadership is about how today’s influencers mobilize others to get extraordinary things done in organizations. Leadership isn’t about abstract concepts or descriptions of idealistic superheroes, but easy-to-grasp practices and behaviors. It’s all about the practice and strategies used to transform your employees into thriving, achieving, and engaged team members. This Bootcamp program is designed provide a research-based approach to leadership, supported with easy-to-use practices, tools, and templates. Topics in this course will include an overview of the leadership universe and performance coaching skill development tools.

1 This activity has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

2 This activity is approved for Sanitarian credits.

Funding for this conference was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

* These activities will be submitted for contact hours to the Montana Nurses Association. Montana Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.