Montana Health Alert Network


CDC HAN Website

Montana's Health Alert Network (HAN) promotes the sustainable development of modern Internet-based data communications capacities in a manner that will support the emerging Public Health Information Network (PHIN) architecture. These capacities include Internet and e-mail access for Local County Health Departments and Tribal Health Agencies. Building an Internet-based tele-communications infrastructure to advance the rapid dissemination of information between the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Local County Health Departments, Indian Health Services and Tribal Health Agencies. Thus improving disease surveillance, and supporting Public Health Worker training in association with Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and the public health workforce development efforts associated with the Public Health Improvement Task Force.

The Department of Public Health and Human Service’s (DPHHS) Emergency Notification System sent out the following Health Alert Network messages to Local County Health Departments, Tribal Health Agencies and to their respective health partners in Montana. The HAN messages contain vital public health information that either originated at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DPHHS or at the local level.  DPHHS routinely forwards this information on to all of the local health jurisdictions in Montana when it is determined that the information could potentially affect residents in Montana.

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-13: Update on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/26/2020


2020 HAN Messages

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-12: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID -19)
Posted 3/18/2020 

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-11: UPDATE to Montana COVID-19
Posted 3/17/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-10: Information and Guidance about Global Travel on Cruise Ships, Including River Cruises, due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/16/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-9: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/11/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-8: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/9/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-7: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/4/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-6: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/2/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-5: COVID-19 Outbreak Update and Updated Guidance Related to Evaluation of Patients Under Investigation PUIs
Posted 2/28/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-4: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Posted 2/3/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-3: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China
Posted 1/22/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-2: CDC Notification of Elevated Influenza Activity: Influenza B/Victoria and A(H1N1) pdm09 Viruses are the Predominant Viruses
Posted 1/14/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-1: CDC Notification of Outbreak of Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology (PUE) In Wuhan, China
Posted 1/13/2020

2019 HAN Messages

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2019-19: Guidance for Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Ebola in the United States
Posted 12/18/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-18: Hepatitis A in Montana
Posted 12/5/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-17: Hot Tub Displays and Legionella Risk — Guidance for Environmental and Public Health Practitioners
Posted 11/19/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-16: Recommendations addressing the significant increase of Gonorrhea and Syphilis in Montana
Posted 10/28/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-15: E-Cigarette Public Health Advisory
Posted 10/10/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-14: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE UPDATE 3 Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/10/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-13: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE UPDATE 2 Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/9/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-12: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE UPDATE Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/8/2019

DPHHS HAN ALERT 2019-11: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/7/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-10: Severe Pulmonary Disease and Vaping
Posted 9/4/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-9: Severe Pulmonary Disease Among Adolescents And Young Adults Who Report Vaping
Posted 8/28/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-8: Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens
Posted 6/10/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-7: Pertussis Activity in Montana
Posted 5/7/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-6: Increasing Risk from Synthetic Cathinones in Montana
Posted 4/30/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-5: Influenza Season Continues with an Increase in Influenza A(H3N2) Activity
Posted 3/28/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-4: Widespread Outbreaks of Hepatitis A among People Who Use Drugs and People Experiencing Homelessness across the United States
Posted 3/26/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-3: Increasing Threat of Measles in Montana
Posted 2/7/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-2: Increase in Fentanyl-related Overdose and Fatalities in Montana
Posted 2/6/2019

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2019-1: Third Case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella from Consuming Raw Milk
Posted 1/24/2019

2018 HAN Messages

Archived HAN Messages

HAN Messages that are over two years old are held in an archive at the State of Montana PHEP office.  The list below contains basic information on HAN messages that have been archived.  If you need a copy of a HAN that has been archived please contact the HAN Coordinator below or call Montana PHEP @ (406) 444-0919.

Archived HAN Messages

Gerry Wheat
DPHHS HAN Coordinator
Phone: (406) 444-6736