Montana Environmental Health Education & Assessment (MEHEA) Program

Montana's ATSDR's Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) Program. 

In 2017, the State of Montana's Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Public Health and Safety Division (PHSD) was awarded the APPLETREE grant which is a cooperative agreement with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). This award funded the establishment of the Montana Environmental Health Education and Assessment (MEHEA) program.

This partnership between Montana DPHHS and ATSDR provides funding to address public health threats from environmental waste through the following activities:

Choose Safe Places for Early Child Care and Education Program Site Assessment and Community-Stakeholder Engagement soilSHOP (soil screening for lead) Technical Assistance