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Articles with the Tag: DPHHS

DPHHS launches new survey for older adults

News from DPHHS Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Adam Meier announced the agency is conducting a Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults to help learn the priorities of Montanans related to services provided by the state. DPHHS, in partnership with the 10 Area Agencies on A...

$500k awarded to Tribal Nations

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently joined Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier to announce the distribution of $500,000 to Montana’s eight Tribal Nations through the Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery ...

Make SNAP, TANF purchases online at Walmart.com

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced recently that Montanans eligible for food and cash assistance can now make purchases online through Walmart.com as part of a federal nationwide initiative to increase access. “We...

Long waits for Montana State Hospital leave psychiatric patients in jail

News from Katheryn Houghton Kaiser Health News MONTANA — A woman experiencing delusions sat in Montana’s Cascade County jail for 125 days while waiting for a bed at the state psychiatric hospital. A man with schizophrenia spent 100 days last year in the Flathead County jail on the hospital&r...

Briefs for March 9, 2022

New tools, resources available on ParentingMontana.org News from DPHHS HELENA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced recently that new online resources have been added to ParentingMontana.org for parents or those in a parenting role. The ...

DPHHS urges Montanans to check for recalled infant formula

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services officials announced today a voluntary recall of several specific products for infants and babies has been issued by Abbott, the maker of Similac formulas and other nutritional products, due to a concern over possible contamin...

New partnership program aims to increase treatment access New partnership program aims to increase treatment access

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — Along with Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, and Todd Wilson of the Helena Indian Alliance, Governor Greg Gianforte recently emphasized the state’s commitment to...

Plan to improve Child Welfare System approved

News from DPHHS HELENA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced on Feb. 2 approval of the Family First Prevention Plan by the Federal Children’s Bureau. The five-year plan emphasizes prevention services aimed at keeping children and youth safe...

DPHHS confirms state’s first COVID-19 case caused by Omicron variant

News from DPHHS MONTANA — On Dec. 20 the Department of Public Health and Human Services officials have detected the Omicron variant through testing of positive COVID-19 samples from two Montana residents in their 30s with travel history to South Africa. The variant was confirmed through genomic se...

Praise for Nationwide CMS Vaccine Mandate Injunction

New from DHRD, Governor Gianforte and Senator Daines  HELENA — On Nov. 30, Governor Greg Gianforte praised a federal court’s nationwide injunction of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers: “Hundreds of Montanans at risk of losing their livelih...


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