Community Stories and Maps

Would you like to share your success stories with others in this community?

Please send your story to

Success Stories

Health in the 406: See Public Health Differently 

This series of Health in the 406 messages highlights the success of our tribal and local health departments.

October 2019 - See Public Health Differently: Stop the Bleed

September 2019 - Focus On Preparedness Month

  • Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to have a  family emergency plan.
  • Montana has wildland fires, flooding, and winter storms.  The  FEMA mobile app allows you to add emergency contact information and meeting place locations on every family member's phone so that your family knows how to connect during a disaster. Information can be accessed without internet connectivity.
  • Having a  Disaster Supply Kit during an emergency or disaster can reduce the impact it has on your family.

April 2018 - See Public Health Differently:  Town in the ‘middle of nowhere’ is Montana’s First Cardiac Ready Community


Public Health & Safety Division

Contact us by phone: (406) 444-4141

PublicHealth in the 406

A Healthier Montana Site

  • Vision: Healthy people in healthy communities.
  • Mission: Improve and protect the health of Montanans by advancing conditions for healthy living.

Guiding Principles:

  • Evidence-based decision making: Use scientific evidence to select and implement programs and interventions.
  • Collaboration: Engage in collaborations to improve the health of Montanans.
  • Equal access and individual rights: Address and reduce health disparities.
  • Accountability: Focus efforts on improving customer satisfaction and quality of service in everyday work.
  • Quality: Conduct operations in accordance with PHAB's standards and measures.

PHSD Strategic Plan

Workforce Development Plan

2019-2023 State Health Improvement Plan

2017 State Health Assessment

2021-2023 Montana Public Health Communication Plan



To submit a question or comment to the Public Health and Safety Division, please click on the suggestion box to access our online form.