This report describes the planning process that the board of trustees and staff of MHCF carried out to guide the foundation’s first full year of programming. Countless individuals, organizations, and public agencies generously contributed time, insights, and data that are reflected in the pages that follow.
The Montana Healthcare Foundation makes strategic investments to improve the health and well-being of all Montanans. MHCF envisions a measurably healthier State through improving access to quality and affordable health services, evidence-based health education, research and analysis, improving the upstream influences on health and illnesses, and informed public policy. MHCF is committed to upholding this promise to the residents of Montana and being governed by the guiding principle that everyone benefits from better health.
2015 was our first full year of programming. Accordingly, this document is best seen as a snapshot in a continuous process of investigation, collaboration, and learning through which MHCF will continue to evolve our programming to address statewide needs and opportunities for improving Montanans’ health and well-being.