Press Releases

DPHHS: Montanans Encouraged to Provide Input for Agency Red Tape Relief Efforts
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 18 2021

DPHHS: Montanans Encouraged to Provide Input for Agency Red Tape Relief Efforts

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Cereal
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 15 2021

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Cereal

DPHHS Receives $300K Grant to Continue Legal Service Developer Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 06 2021

DPHHS Receives $300K Grant to Continue Legal Service Developer Program

New Montana Report: Unvaccinated 5 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 27 2021

New Montana Report: Unvaccinated 5 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19

Montana Expanding Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 15 2021

Montana Expanding Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment

DPHHS Releases Updated Crisis Care Guidance
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 15 2021

DPHHS releases updated crisis care guidance

Gov. Gianforte Announces DPHHS Emergency Rule to Promote Parental Rights Regarding Masking in Schools
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 31 2021

Gov. Gianforte Announces DPHHS Emergency Rule to Promote Parental Rights Regarding Masking in Schools

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 18 2021

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended

DPHHS Announces agency restructuring
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 09 2021

DPHHS Announces agency restructure

Trend Continues of COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations of Unvaccinated Individuals
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 05 2021

Trend Continues of COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations of Unvaccinated Individuals

Governor Gianforte Announces Investments to Support Montana Families and Children
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 04 2021

Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that the state will invest federal funds to prevent child abuse, expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training program, and provide early intervention services and supports for families with infants and toddlers with...

State of Montana Issues Guidance on HB 702 Implementation
July 28 2021

State of Montana Issues Guidance on HB 702 Implementation

Governors Conference on Aging
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 26 2021

Governor's Conference on Aging and Public Request for Centenarian information Jon Ebelt

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 12 2021

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 12 2021

DPHHS, FWP Join Forces to Promote Water Safety

Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus
July 01 2021

Health Officials Suggest Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Governor Gianforte Ends State of Emergency in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 30 2021

Governor Gianforte Ends State of Emergency in Montana

State Officials Report Alarming Trend of Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 28 2021

State Officials Report Alarming Trend of Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Montana

Awareness about Elder Abuse
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 15 2021

State, Local Officials Join Forces to Raise Awareness about Elder Abuse

Citizen Reporting of Harmful Algal Blooms Helps Alert Others and Keeps State Agencies Informed of Pollution Issues
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 02 2021

DEQ Contact: Moira Davin, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Office (406) 461-2503, moira.davin@mt.gov DPHHS Contact: Jon Ebelt, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office (406) 444-0936, jebelt@mt.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2021

DPHHS honors Emergency Medical Services providers
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 19 2021

DPHHS honors Emergency Medical Services providers

DPHHS, OPI to Issue P-EBT Nutrition Assistance for Montana Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 18 2021

DPHHS, OPI to Issue P-EBT Nutrition Assistance for Montana Families

Salmonella Cases Increase
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 17 2021

Salmonella Cases Linked to Live Poultry Increase

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 07 2021

DPHHS Celebrates Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Psychiatric Consultation Line for Clinicians to Expand Patient Care
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 06 2021

Psychiatric Consultation Line for Clinicians to Expand Patient Care

DPHHS Raising Awareness about Health Impacts Caused by Asthma
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 05 2021

DPHHS Raising Awareness about Health Impacts Caused by Asthma

DPHHS to Provide Legal Document Clinics Beginning in May Through September
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 04 2021

DPHHS to Provide Legal Document Clinics Beginning in May Through September

Individuals, Organizations Honored for Efforts to Support Montana Children and Families
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 27 2021

Individuals, Organizations Honored for Efforts to Support Montana Children and Families

Avoid Tick Bites
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 22 2021

DPHHS Offers Prevention Tips to Avoid Tick Bites this Spring and Summer

DPHHS Confirms First Hantavirus Case for 2021
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 09 2021

DPHHS Offers Prevention Tips to Avoid Tick Bites this Spring and Summer

State Officials Kick Off Strengthening Families Month Activities
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 06 2021

State Officials Kick Off Strengthening Families Month Activities

Public Health Officials Remind Montanans to Avoid Potential Rabies Risks
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 24 2021

Public Health Officials Remind Montanans to Avoid Potential Rabies Risks

Governor Gianforte Announces Agreement to Drop Cases Against Flathead Businesses
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 18 2021

Governor Gianforte Announces Agreement to Drop Cases Against Flathead Businesses

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 17 2021

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana

Governor Gianforte Visits Long-Term Care Facility Participating in Walgreens Vaccine Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 16 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today visited a long-term care facility in Helena participating in the Walgreens vaccination program.

DPHHS Releases Report that Illustrates Impacts of COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 16 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) issued a new report today stating the death rate among Montana residents increased by 14% in 2020 compared with the previous 5-year average.

Governor Gianforte: COVID-19 Vaccine Open to All Montanans on April 1
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 16 2021

HELENA, Mont. – At a news conference this afternoon, Governor Greg Gianforte announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Montanans beginning April 1, 2021.

SMVH Welcomes First Resident
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 08 2021

BUTTE - Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced the brand new Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) welcomed its first resident into the facility today, March 8.

Fully Immunized Montanans Surpass Total Infections
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 05 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Today, the total number of Montanans fully immunized against COVID-19 surpassed the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Montana closes in on 100,000 people fully immunized
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 04 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will distribute statewide to local jurisdictions during the week of March 8 a total of 24,440 COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccine first doses and 20,930 second doses for those completing the vaccine series as part of its weekly allocation...

Expands Vaccine Distribution
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 02 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the state will expand its efforts to protect the most vulnerable Montanans by entering Phase 1B+ of the state’s vaccine distribution plan on March 8, 2021.

What They Are Saying
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 01 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Last week, Governor Greg Gianforte unveiled a revised vaccine distribution plan that prioritizes protecting the most vulnerable Montanans. With Gianforte’s revisions, Montanans most at-risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19 – Montanans 70 years of age...

Over 216,000 Total COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Now Administered in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 22 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will distribute statewide to local jurisdictions during the week of February 22 a total of 20,930 COVID-19 vaccine first doses and 16,990 second doses for those completing the vaccine series as part of its weekly allocation from the...

Governor Gianforte Secures Montana’s Inclusion in Federal Vaccine Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 16 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Following conversations between Governor Gianforte and White House officials on Friday, the Biden administration today announced Missoula County has been selected to receive vaccines through the Federally Qualified Health Center COVID-19 vaccine program.

New Directives
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 12 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte this morning issued two new directives and an executive order.

Liability Protections Bill
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 10 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today signed Senate Bill No. 65 into law. The new law shields businesses, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and places of worship from coronavirus-related lawsuits, provided they take measures to protect individuals from COVID-19 and...

DPHHS to Receive More Vaccine Doses for Week of February 15
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 10 2021

On February 9, 2021, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) was notified the state will receive 16,425 first doses and 13,525 second doses for those completing the vaccine series.

Weekly Vaccine Distribution
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 03 2021

On February 2, 2021, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) was notified the state will receive 16,425 first doses and 13,525 second doses for those completing the vaccine series.

Gianforte Redirects 19,500 Unused Vaccine Doses
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 02 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced he received federal approval to redirect 19,500 unused COVID-19 vaccine doses to vulnerable Montanans.

Montana Moves to Phase 1B of Vaccine Distribution
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 19 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that Montana is moving into Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

Governor Gianforte Nominates Director of Public health and Human Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 19 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced his nomination of Adam Meier to lead the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Governor Gianforte Lifts Restrictions on Small Businesses With New Directive
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 13 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today issued a new directive to replace several complicated directives related to the pandemic.

Quit Your Way with the Montana Tobacco Quit Line
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 12 2021

State public health officials announced today new and updated resources to help Montanans quit using tobacco products.

COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 30 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan has been updated to incorporate the new federal recommendations for allocation to critical groups in Montana and an estimated timeline.

Montana Expands Parenting Website for those Parenting Infants All the Way to Teens
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 22 2020

Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today the expansion of ParentingMontana.org, a website created specifically for parents and those in a parenting role.

Governor Bullock Announces Second Week COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 18 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that the second week round of allocations of COVID-19 vaccines will target health care workers at rural hospitals and staff and residents of long-term care facilities. Additionally, Governor Bullock announced that the state’s...

Ranch for Kids License Permanently Suspended
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 09 2020

An administrative law judge ruled in favor of actions taken by the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) to remove 27 children in July 2019 from Ranch for Kids (RFK), a Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Program (PAARP) located near Rexford, Mont.

Governor Bullock Announces First Round COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 07 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that the first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expected to be delivered to Montana in mid-December will target health care workers at Montana’s major hospitals.

New Crisis Counseling Hotline Funded by $1.6 Million Federal Grant
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 01 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced a new crisis counseling hotline funded by a $1.6 million federal grant is now available to aid Montanans struggling with their mental health due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Gifts With A Lift
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 10 2020

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that donation boxes have been set up at various locations across the state to receive holiday gifts to benefit Montana State Hospital (MSH) patients.

Nursing Teams
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 02 2020

MONTANA –Governor Steve Bullock today announced that nursing teams secured last week from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are now assisting hospitals in Central and Eastern Montana communities.

Consumer Complaint Form
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 23 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the public can now notify health officials of violations of COVID-19 directives by using the Consumer Complaint Form used to report food borne illnesses and other public health and safety issues.

DPHHS Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Has Been Submitted to CDC
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 19 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan announced today that Montana has submitted its draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for review.

Veterans Home Construction Site
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 08 2020

BUTTE – Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney today joined local veterans to tour the Southwest Montana Veterans’ Home (SWMVH) and see the progress since the groundbreaking last July.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 06 2020

HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock, Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials, and numerous advocates celebrated today at the Capitol Rotunda the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the vocational rehabilitation program.

Governor Bullock Statement on over 150 COVID-19 Deaths in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 19 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued the following statement as Montana now has over 150 deaths due to COVID-19 and has reached over 10,000 cases.

DPHHS Announces 23rd Annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 17 2020

Event aims to advance diabetes care with state-of-the-art virtual training for healthcare professionals on October 23

COVID-19 Related Death Announced at Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 11 2020

LEWISTOWN - The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Central Montana Health District announced today a Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center (NCC) patient has died due to COVID-19 related illness.

Relief Funds for Meat Processing, Nonprofits
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 10 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced additional funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund will be directed to the Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant and Social Services Nonprofit Grant programs to fully address identified needs.

Outbreak Response Protocols for Schools
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 10 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced outbreak response protocols to support K-12 schools as they respond to suspected or positive COVID-19 cases and take public health-based measures to minimize the spread and keep students safe and healthy.

Three COVID-19 Positives
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 04 2020

LEWISTOWN - Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today one Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center (NCC) resident and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Working Capital Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 03 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the new Montana Working Capital program which builds off the Montana Loan Deferment program by allowing Montana businesses to take out a new loan to support economic recovery.

COVID-19 Related Death at Montana State Hospital
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 02 2020

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today a Montana State Hospital (MSH) patient has died due to COVID-19 related illness.

Red Scarf Project
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 02 2020

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Reach Higher Montana are partnering on the annual Red Scarf Project to support Montana’s youth in foster care in their efforts to attain postsecondary education.

DPHHS Recognizes Emergency Medical Services providers
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 25 2020

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is honoring Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from Helena, Hobson, Bozeman and Malta for their efforts to respond to emergencies, further their professional training, educate their communities on CPR and first aid, and improve...

DPHHS, OPI Urge Families to Apply for P-EBT Nutrition Assistance
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 18 2020

Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Office of Public Instruction (OPI) are urging Montana families who haven’t already received the Pandemic Electronic Transfer (P-EBT) benefit to apply by the September 21 deadline.

DPHHS Issues Statement Regarding Flavored Electronic Smoking Device Proposed Rule
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 14 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan sent this notification to the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee today regarding MAR Notice No. 37-923:

Live Entertainment Industry
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 12 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to create the Live Entertainment Grant Program to provide long term viability for the live entertainment industry.

Maintain and Expand Child Care
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 11 2020

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $50 million to increase child care options for Montana families and bolster the state’s child care infrastructure in response to COVID-19.

University System Testing Strategy
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 06 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that he will direct up to $20 million in funding to the Montana University System (MUS) to support its fall semester COVID-19 strategy for testing students.

Montana Reports Salmonella Cases Linked to Onions
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 05 2020

State and local public health agencies in Montana are investigating 52 reports of confirmed and suspected Salmonella Newport illnesses linked to onions from Thomson International, Inc.

Wildfire Air Quality Concerns in the Midst of a Pandemic
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 03 2020

HELENA—The summer of 2020 is looking a little different in the midst of a pandemic, but one thing remains the same—it’s wildfire season. Wildfire smoke can impact Montana air quality causing unhealthy air.

Never leave a child alone in a car --- Not Even for a Minute!
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 03 2020

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund’s (MT CTF) “Not Even for a Minute” Campaign encourages parents and caregivers to never leave children unattended in or around vehicles. Leaving a child alone in a vehicle for even a short amount of time can lead to heatstroke, dehydration,...

Governor Bullock Issues Directive to Allow School Districts Flexibility to Provide Remote Learning to Protect Against COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 31 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive to provide flexibility for local school districts to provide remote or offsite education in order to protect students and teachers from the spread of COVID-19 when schools reopen this fall.

Montana No Kid Hungry Community Food Support Grants
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 31 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and First Lady Bullock, in partnership with Montana No Kid Hungry, announced today a total of $212,500 in grant funds awarded to the following organizations for continued operation of food support programs in the wake of COVID-19:

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Safeguard Access to Health Care
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 30 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $1 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds will be available to rural and safety net health care providers to assist Montanans in finding and enrolling in affordable and comprehensive insurance coverage.

Montana State Hospital Update: New COVID-19 Cases Reported
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 22 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today that one Montana State Hospital (MSH) patient has tested positive for COVID-19, and a second patient is considered presumptive positive following initial testing at the facility.

Governor Bullock, Montana State University Announce Partnership to Expand COVID-19 Surveillance Testing in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 22 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will soon be able to expand surveillance COVID-19 testing for critical front-line health care personnel, essential workers and other groups thanks to a partnership with Montana State University.

$33 Million in Grant Funding for Behavioral Health Providers
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 20 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan announced today $33 million in new grant funding created in response to the economic challenges faced by the hundreds of Montana behavioral health providers impacted by COVID-19.

Montana State Hospital Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 17 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today one Montana State Hospital (MSH) employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Directive Requiring Face Coverings
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 15 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of COVID-19 to slow the spread of the virus in Montana.

Plan for Reopening Safe and Healthy Schools for Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 02 2020

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today released the Governor’s Plan for Reopening Safe and Healthy Schools for Montana to provide flexible guidance for public schools to prepare to offer in-person instruction in the fall.

Mask Up Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 01 2020

(Helena, Mont., July 10, 2020) – As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Department of Commerce today announced shipments of 45,000 free cloth face coverings to 25 communities statewide.

DPHHS Releases Report on Preventing Child Fatalities in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 01 2020

Today, Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan released the Department’s 2019 Child Fatality Prevention Report.

Montanans Must All Work Together to Fight COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 30 2020

COVID-19 remains a matter of great concern for Montana medical and public health communities. As of mid-June, Montana’s COVID-19 case rates are the lowest in the continental U.S.; yet disease prevention remains the state’s top priority. Robust testing efforts are underway in Montana....

Lt. Governor Cooney, DPHHS announce Safe Sleep Initiative
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 24 2020

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney, Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies-MT (HMHB-MT) Executive Director Brie Oliver, and several public and private partners announced today the launch of the Safe Sleep Initiative to promote safe...

Statewide Media Campaign Reminds Montanans to Keep Fighting COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 18 2020

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has launched a statewide media campaign to remind Montanans to continue taking the right steps to fight the spread of COVID-19, especially as the state opens up.

Hunger Relief Funding
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 17 2020

MONTANA –Governor Steve Bullock and Montana No Kid Hungry today announced $108,550 in grants to six organizations to continue operating emergency food services in response to COVID-19.

New Loan Deferment Program
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 17 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Eliminate the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 16 2020

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) filed today a proposed rule notice to eliminate the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in response to the epidemic of youth e-cigarette product use in Montana.

Emergency Grants to Education Entities
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 12 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $8.7 million in federal grants will be distributed to education entities across the state to ramp up remote learning opportunities, technology infrastructure, and workforce training opportunities.

Lung injury cases related to e-cigarette
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 07 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials have identified one additional case of illness related to the national outbreak of e-cigarette use, or vaping. Montana now has eight identified cases, including one death.

Support for Local Meat Processors, Small Businesses and Local Governments Across Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 04 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced funding through the federal CARES Act will be used to boost in-state processing and storage capacity for local meat processors, to provide additional financial assistance for small businesses, and to reimburse local governments for COVID-19...

Apply for WIC
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 02 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan said today a program to support mothers and children is available and ready to help Montanans who may need food assistance, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support.

Montana Families Able to Find Free Summer Meals via Text Message
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 01 2020

MONTANA – Many of the same meal programs that served families during COVID-19 school closures will continue throughout the summer months, and they just became easier for families to find thanks to the opening of a texting service.

State officials encourage safe handling of live poultry
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 29 2020

Raising backyard poultry has become an increasingly popular activity in Montana. Spring is a common season to purchase and begin raising young birds, and there are many feed stores in Montana that sell chicks and ducks.

Additional Support for Destination Communities and Small Businesses Heading into Phase 2
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 28 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced further efforts to protect communities heading into Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan on June 1, including additional resources for community testing and contact tracing in high-visitation communities, an informational campaign to...

New Logo Announced for Southwest Montana Veterans Home
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 20 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan announced today the Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) is on track to be completed by the end of September 2020 with a grand opening planned for Veterans Day.

Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1st
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 19 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will move to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations per...

Bullock secures 500,000 N95 Masks for Health Care Workers
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 18 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana received a shipment of 500,000 N95 masks from FEMA to the state’s warehouse.

Bullock Visits Fort Belknap to Recognize Covid-19 Testing Efforts
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 15 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today visited the drive thru testing site taking place at the Fort Belknap Agency today and tomorrow as part of state efforts to partner with tribal communities to perform enhanced surveillance testing.

Bullock Extends Energy Assistance
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 14 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he is directing $5 million in federal CARES Act funds to expand assistance to thousands of Montanans struggling to afford their home energy needs due to financial strain caused by COVID-19.

Support Testing Framework
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 11 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he secured 19,500 swabs and 9,000 viral transport medium that have arrived from the federal government to support the effort to continue testing symptomatic Montanans and ramp up testing to protect vulnerable Montanans in nursing homes and...

Additional Phase One Guidelines
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 07 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced additional Phase One guidelines that will allow gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums the option to reopen beginning Friday, May 15 as long as they adhere to strict guidelines limiting capacity, requiring social distancing, and...

Governor Bullock Announces $10 Million Available for Child Care Facilities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 06 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $10 million in federal CARES Act funding is now available to Montana childcare providers to continue serving Montana families with essential workers and assist with efforts to reopen after closing due to COVID-19.

Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 05 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants through nine new programs created in response to the emergency.

Mental Health Providers Recognized for Donating PPE, Expanding Access to Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 30 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today is recognizing the additional efforts of Montana’s mental health providers, who have donated personal protective equipment and are expanding access to mental health services in response to the increased mental health needs of Montanans during the...

Bullock outlines framework to ramp up Montana's testing capacity
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 29 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today outlined a framework to ramp up testing capacity in Montana over the next several months with a goal to eventually conduct 60,000 tests per month and prioritize testing for vulnerable Montanans in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, tribal...

Public Assistance During COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 29 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan said nearly 5,300 more Montanans opened an online account in the last 30 days to access public assistance programs the agency provides such as SNAP food assistance, TANF cash assistance or health coverage as a result of...

System to Sanitize N95 Respirators
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 28 2020

The Montana National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility will house the Battelle System to clean and disinfect respirators to ensure health care workers stay safe during national shortages of Personal Protective Equipment

No Kid Hungry Grants for Continued Food Assistance during COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 24 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock and Montana No Kid Hungry today announced grants to seven Montana communities totaling more than $135,000 to help address food access gaps around the state related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Plan to Begin Phased Reopening
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 22 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced a gradual and phased reopening of the state beginning Sunday for individuals, and extending to businesses on Monday.

Additional PPE
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 21 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced he has secured hundreds of thousands of face masks, shields and gloves from private market distributors to protect Montana health care workers on the front lines of the response to COVID-19.

No Kid Hungry Grant
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 16 2020

KALISPELL – Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock, and Montana No Kid Hungry today announced a $15,000 grant to support Kalispell Public Schools Food Service’s work to reach families in need of meals as part of the response to COVID-19.

8th COVID-19 Death
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 16 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued the following statement regarding the death of a Montanan due to COVID-19, marking the eighth in the state.

Governor Bullock Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 15 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act to assist workers, businesses, and sectors of the economy...

Report Analyzing COVID-19 Cases in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 14 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today released a report produced by state epidemiologists examining 377 cases of COVID-19 in Montana that helps the state understand who is impacted by the new virus, how it spreads, and patient outcomes. The report will help the state continue to make data...

Low Rent Assistance
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 13 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive to provide emergency rental assistance to help families with limited financial resources make ends meet during the unprecedented economic situation caused by COVID-19.

Magical Creatures
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 09 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive designating the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, unicorns, friendly dragons and other magical creatures as essential ahead of the upcoming Easter holiday weekend.

State Officials Concerned About Decrease in Calls to Child Abuse Hotline
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 06 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are concerned about a sharp decrease in the number of calls to the child abuse and neglect hotline in the past several weeks related to the current COVID-19 emergency.

Bolster Food Security
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 03 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food pantries and food banks, and streamline nutrition assistance for new mothers and children. All...

Expansion of Mental Health Resources
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 01 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan announced today an expansion of mental health services to help Montanans who may be experiencing a range of emotions including loneliness, sadness and fear as a result of the current COVID-19 situation.

Directive to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in State Correctional Facilities
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 01 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive implementing measures at correctional facilities in Montana to protect inmates and staff and curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Additional Guidance on Childcare Facilities to Ensure Access for Montana’s Essential Workers
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 01 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive providing additional guidance on childcare facilities to ensure that Montana’s essential workers can receive access to childcare during the state of emergency. Additionally, the Directive requires safeguards to protect...

Directives extended through April 24, 2020
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 01 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on April 10.

Governor Bullock Waives CHIP Copays, Authorizes Continued Medicaid Coverage for Low-Income Montanans and Immediate Licensure for Out-of-State Health Care Providers
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 27 2020

MONTANA -- Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to waive out-of-pocket copayments for low-income Montanans covered by Healthy Montana Kids, ensure Montanans covered by Medicaid won’t lose coverage for inability to pay premiums, and allow immediate registration of out-of-state...

Increases Capacity to Transport
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 27 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today implemented actions to increase the ability of commercial motor carrier vehicles to ensure a supply of food, medical supplies, farm inputs and feed and hay during the COVID-19 emergency.

Stay at Home Directive
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 26 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for health care workers...

Bullock extends closures, mandates social distancing
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 24 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10 and mandate social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montana.

Increase Patient Care Capacity
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 23 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to ensure the state can swiftly acquire the hospital space and medical supplies needed to rapidly respond to a potential surge in COVID-19 cases.

Closure of Dine-In Food Service and Alcoholic Beverage Businesses
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 20 2020

MONTANA – To curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to close dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses and other activities that pose enhanced health risks, effective at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. This...

DPHHS Announces Plan to Continue Services While Temporarily Closing Some Offices in Response to COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 19 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan today announced steps the agency is taking to ensure Montanans continue to have access to various agency programs and services, while still protecting the health and safety of the clients and staff related to the ongoing...

Closure of Public Schools Two Weeks - Social Distancing
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 15 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced a set of directives and guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable Montanans, including closing of public K-12 schools, social distancing measures, and limiting visitation at nursing home facilities.

Two Cases confirmed COV-19 in Missoula County
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 14 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today confirmed two presumptively positive cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Missoula County, Montana.

Updates on Coronavirus Cases and Response Efforts
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 14 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today hosted a press call to provide an update on the four individual cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Montana who tested presumptive positive Friday evening.

State of Emergency Declared in Montana Related to COVID-19
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 12 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The emergency order puts the state on highest alert; still no confirmed cases in the state.

COVID-19 Update
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 11 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today provided an update on the Montanan visiting Maryland who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. Maryland investigators reported to DPHHS that the patient was last in Montana on November 2019, has not returned to the state since this time, and was...

Children’s Trust Fund Receives $10,000 to Promote Strengthening Families Month
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 06 2020

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund (MTCTF) has received a $10,000 sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT). These funds will support virtual Strengthening Families Month activities and help raise awareness of the prevention of child abuse and neglect across Montana.

Coronavirus Task Force
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 03 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock, along with state public health and emergency response officials, today announced the activation of the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force. While there are no current diagnosed cases in the state, Montana is monitoring the fast-moving situation and...

Colorectal Cancer Screening
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 03 2020

HELENA – Public health officials and numerous Montana coffee shops have announced a new effort today to promote the importance of colorectal cancer screening among individuals ages 50 to 75.

$6 Million Grant to provide lifesaving equipment to Law Enforcement
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 27 2020

MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock today announced a $6 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to provide 2,200 lifesaving Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to law enforcement and first responders across the state to help improve the cardiac system of care.

Logo Needed for New Southwest Montana Veterans Home
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 24 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are asking state residents with a knack for creativity to help design an innovative and professional logo for the new Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) currently under construction in Butte.

MTAP 30 Years of Service
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 19 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Telecommunications Access Program (MTAP) advocates today celebrated the program’s 30th anniversary.

Plan to Invest 80 Million in Community Mental Health Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 03 2020

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the State of Montana is making plans to invest $16 million per year over the next five years, or $80 million total, to add capacity to existing community-based services for individuals with severe and disabling mental illness.

Emergency Medical Services awards nominations sought
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 26 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are requesting nominations for the 2020 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) awards to be announced later this year.

New Early Childhood and Family Support Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 10 2020

Director Sheila Hogan announced today that a new division within the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has been created to better coordinate existing services for children and families.

friendshipcenterfundraiser
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 08 2020

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan delivered a $4,000 check to the Friendship Center in Helena on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Tobacco Products
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 02 2020

State health officials said today that tobacco product retailers in Montana should comply with a new federal law and discontinue tobacco product sales to those under the age of 21. Federal compliance checks will continue to occur under the new minimum age requirement.

Rising STD Rates
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 23 2019

State health officials launch public health campaign to raise awareness of rising STD rates

Enforcement to Begin
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 18 2019

Judge Allows Enforcement to Begin Today of Temporary Restrictions on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Notice of Intent to Enforce
Department of Public Health and Human Services December 13 2019

DPHHS Announces Notice of Intent to Enforce Temporary Restriction on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Improve Health Outcomes
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 21 2019

Governor Bullock Announces $10 Million to Improve Health Outcomes for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Gifts With A Lift program
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 13 2019

Gifts With A Lift program spreads holiday cheer to Montana State Hospital patients

More lung injury cases identified in Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services November 07 2019

More lung injury cases identified in Montana related to e-cigarette, or vaping, products

Additional Cases Related to Vaping FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 28 2019

Health officials identify two additional cases related to severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

Death associated with vaping
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 28 2019

Health officials identify first Montana death of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

Legal Document clinic in Billings
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 21 2019

DPHHS to provide Legal Document Clinic in Billings Oct. 22-24

Flavored E-Cigarettes Ban
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 08 2019

Governor Bullock Directs Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes to Address Public Health Emergency

Opioid Overdose Death Decline
Department of Public Health and Human Services October 02 2019

Governor Bullock Announces Montana Bucks National Trends with Opioid Overdose Death Decline

Flavored E-Cigarettes Ban
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 26 2019

DPHHS reminds Montanans about food preparation safety

Program to help elderly reduce falls
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 26 2019

DPHHS offers program to help elderly Montanans reduce falls

Centenarians to be honored
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 20 2019

Montana Centenarians to be honored in Billings

Centenarians honored
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 20 2019

Montana Centenarians to be honored in Billings

Health officials confirm first Montana case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 20 2019

Health officials confirm first Montana case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping

Expansion of PAX
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 11 2019

Governor Bullock Announces Major Expansion of PAX Good Behavior Game in Montana Schools

Ecigarettes
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 10 2019

Montanans Urged to Consider Not Using E-cigarettes During Nationwide Investigation into Severe Lung Illnesses

32nd Annual Rocky Mountain Rural Trauma Symposium
Department of Public Health and Human Services September 06 2019

Trauma and Emergency Medical Services personnel to attend the 32nd annual Rocky Mountain Rural Trauma Symposium

First Human Cases of West Nile Virus of season
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 29 2019

Montana reports season’s first human cases of West Nile Virus

Diabetes Professional Conference
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 20 2019

DPHHS announces 22nd Annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference

West Nile Virus confirmed in mosquito samples
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 14 2019

West Nile Virus confirmed in mosquito samples in three Montana counties

Workshops for Equal Pay for Women
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 13 2019

Governor Bullock Announces Workshops to Support Equal Pay for Women

Community Integrated Healthcare Pilot Sites
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 06 2019

Governor Bullock Announces Community Integrated Healthcare Pilot Sites

Public Assistance Helpline to transition to new phone system
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 05 2019

Public Assistance Helpline to transition to new phone system

Montana Centenarians
Department of Public Health and Human Services August 01 2019

DPHHS wants to hear from Montana Centenarians

Southwest Montana Veterans Home
Department of Public Health and Human Services July 05 2019

Tester, Bullock, Local Officials Break Ground on Southwest Montana Veterans Home

Reducing Homelessness, Associated Health Care Costs
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 18 2019

New reports highlight opportunity for reducing homelessness, associated health care costs

Reach Higher Montana Summit
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 18 2019

Reach Higher Montana Summit for Youth in Foster Care at Carroll College

Prevent West Nile Virus
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 12 2019

State officials suggest steps to prevent West Nile Virus

Rabies Reminder
Department of Public Health and Human Services June 06 2019

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies this summer. Encounters between humans and wild animals often increase in the summer months because of the time spent hiking and engaging in other outdoor activities.

PAX Good Behavior Game
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 31 2019

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana received $2.1 million in federal grant dollars to support the PAX Good Behavior Game in schools across the state.

Safe and Healthy Swimming
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 24 2019

Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during the summer season in Montana.

Advice to Prevent Tick Bites
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 09 2019

As Montanans look to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer, state and local public health officials urge everyone to follow a few simple steps to prevent tick bites and their illnesses: Limit, repel, and inspect.

Alma McCormick Honored with Bette Bohlinger Award
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 07 2019

Montana Cancer Coalition (MTCC) and Montana American Indian Women’s Health Coalition (MAIWHC) member Alma McCormick of Hardin was presented with the 2019 Bette Bohlinger Leadership Award Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Montana Cancer Coalition (MTCC) Statewide Meeting held at the Delta...

Take Precautions to Avoid Hantavirus
Department of Public Health and Human Services May 02 2019

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health agencies remind Montanans and visitors to the state to be aware of the risk of hantavirus and to take precautions to avoid exposures to rodents, their droppings and nests.

Legal Document Clinics
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 25 2019

The confusion surrounding Powers of Attorney (POA) and Guardianships is a major cause of financial exploitation, as well as a vehicle through which Montana’s seniors are being exploited. And, according to state health department experts, a major reason for senior exploitation in Montana is...

Suicide Prevention Awareness Partnership
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 23 2019

HELENA – On Tuesday, April 23, Governor Steve Bullock and the members of the Montana Broadcasters Association (MBA) will announce the continuation of a media campaign of TV and radio public service announcements that focus on raising awareness about suicide prevention in Montana.

Foster parents of the year to be awarded
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 15 2019

Judges, foster parents, child protection workers, Court Appointed Special Advocates, youth, business leaders, and

HMK celebration April 4
Department of Public Health and Human Services April 02 2019

HELENA - A 10th year anniversary celebration of the Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) program will be held on Thursday, April 4 at noon in the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the Capitol.

Children's Trust Fund receives sponsorship
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 27 2019

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund (MT CTF) announced today it has received a $10,000 sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT). These funds will support Strengthening Families Month activities in April and help raise awareness of the prevention of child abuse and neglect...

DPHHS Positions Critical to Maintaining Services
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 26 2019

At the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), we are committed to providing direct services to Montanans that they rely on for their health and livelihoods. That’s why it’s disappointing to see Representatives Matt Regier and Carl Glimm imply in their March 19...

World TB Day
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 22 2019

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is joining a global initiative to raise awareness about tuberculosis (TB) during World TB Day on March 24.

Montana - Canada Conference on Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 18 2019

HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock and Stéphane Lessard, Consul General of Canada in Denver, will provide opening remarks at 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Carroll College to kick off a one-day conference to discuss and collaborate on emerging best practices and approaches to the opioid...

Interacting with Live Poultry
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 13 2019

Raising backyard poultry has become an increasingly popular activity in Montana. Spring is a common season to purchase and begin raising young birds, and there are many feed stores in Montana with live chicks ready for sale.

Progress Erased
Department of Public Health and Human Services March 07 2019

The introduction of e-cigarettes into the U.S. market has altered the trajectory of nicotine addiction and tobacco use behavior among youth.

Suicide Prevention Panel
Department of Public Health and Human Services February 12 2019

HELENA – The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is hosting a panel of suicide prevention experts to provide information on current evidence-based suicide prevention programs currently being implemented in Montana.

Medicaid Expansion Roundtable
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 31 2019

GREAT FALLS – Department of Public Health and Human Services Director (DPHHS) Sheila Hogan and several Great Falls health officials will participate in a roundtable conversation about the importance of Medicaid expansion in Montana on Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. at the City-County Health...

Parenting Montana Prevention Resources
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 23 2019

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today launched a new comprehensive set of resources to better equip anyone in a parenting role, youth, prevention specialists, counselors, and others with easy-to-use tools to support the success of Montana’s children from kindergarten through the teen...

Seniors, caregivers invited to council on aging public meeting
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 17 2019

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging is hosting a special public meeting for seniors and caregivers on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rocky Mountain Development Council Senior Center located at 200 S. Cruse Ave.

February SNAP Benefits
Department of Public Health and Human Services January 15 2019

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today that February food benefits are being provided early to thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients due to the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

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