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New Study: Strengthening Montana’s Public Health System


Today we released a new study that takes an in-depth look at Montana’s public health system and gives recommendations for strengthening it. The “Creating a Vision for a Healthier Montana: Strengthening the Montana Public Health System Study” is the result of a year-long project by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Population Health […]

The Mignon Waterman Award Recipient


We are proud to announce that Earl B.H. Sutherland, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2019 Mignon Waterman Award. This award recognizes outstanding innovation and leadership in the behavioral health field. The Bighorn Valley Health Center nominated Dr. Sutherland and will receive the award on his behalf. “With a restless spirit that befits a disruptive […]

Bringing Treatment Courts to Scale in Montana


In December 2018, NPC Research completed a study entitled, “Bringing Treatment Court to Scale in Montana.” The purpose of this study was to respond to current attention on substance use disorders as a key health challenge in Montana, and the powerful role that treatment courts can play in addressing this problem; to review the current reach of treatment courts in Montana; and to explore the interest in, feasibility of, and resources required to expand treatment courts in the state.