Community Stories and Maps
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- Apple Inc. - in conjunction with the White House Task Force and CDC - has released a COVID 19 app.
- Improving the Nutritional Health of Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
- Promoting Inclusive Healthy Communities in Montana
- 14 Weeks to a Healthier You! Internet-based fitness and nutrition program for people with mobility limitations, chronic health conditions and physical disabilities
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
- Severe bleeding can lead to death in 5 minutes. In Montana, the average time from a 9-1-1 call until EMS arrives on the scene is 14 minutes.
- Bystanders are often the first to step in and help; everyone should be trained on how to Stop the Bleed. Find out more about classes in your area and how to get a Bleeding Control Kit.
- Montana ranks in the top 10 nationally for the percent of Stop the Bleed instructors per person. Missoula and surrounding area have been the trendsetters offering 40 classes and training approximately 1,000 Montanans.
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
- Glasgow, Montana has been designated as the ‘middle of nowhere.’ In rural Montana, many places may seem like the middle of nowhere when needing emergency care.
- Montana communities can save the lives of their residents by coming together to form a Cardiac Ready Community. Valley County and the community of Glasgow are the first, and only, Cardiac Ready Community in the State of Montana.
- Learn how your community can become a Cardiac Ready Community.
Contact us by phone: (406) 444-4141
- Vision: Healthy people in healthy communities.
- Mission: Improve and protect the health of Montanans by advancing conditions for healthy living.
- 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.
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