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News Topic: Strengthening Public Health

Announcing Montana’s First Public Health Institute

A group of dedicated health professionals have collaborated to create Montana’s first public health institute.

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” results from a year-long project by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Population Health Partners. It … Continued

What Our Public Health Partners Shared About Their Communities

Strengthening public health regional roundtable meetings update.

Why We Are Working to Strengthen Montana’s Public Health System

This month, we are excited to start a new phase of our work with Montana’s public health system.

Local and Tribal Public Health System Improvement Grant

The Public Health and Safety Division in the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services received funding to strengthen local and tribal health departments and local boards of health, strengthen community partnerships and increase the understanding of community’s health status, and to support targeted public health interventions.

Montana Health Department Case Studies

In 2014, MHCF issued a major grant to support the work of county and tribal health departments around the state. Here we highlight several innovative and critically-needed initiatives being led by health departments and funded by the MHCF.

MHCF Gives $1.3 Million to Public Health Departments

For its first grant, MHCF gave $1.3 million to Montana health departments to identify community health needs.