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West Nile Virus confirmed in mosquito samples, horse in two Montana counties West Nile Virus confirmed in mosquito samples, horse in two Montana counties

News from DPHHS MONTANA — State and local public health officials are reporting the season’s first West Nile virus detections in positive mosquito samples in Dawson and Lewis and Clark counties.   The first horse infected with WNV this season was also confirmed earlier this week in L...

Governor Gianforte convenes public safety roundtable

News from the office of Governor Gianforte BUTTE – On Aug. 24, Governor Greg Gianforte convened a public safety roundtable with local officials, treatment providers and law enforcement officers in Butte as the crisis at the U.S. southern border drives up drug interdictions, drug use and crime in M...

DPHHS wants to hear from MT centenarians

News from DPHHS MONTANA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) wants to honor Montana centenarians during the 53rd annual Governor’s Conference on Aging Oct. 4-5, 2022.    The hybrid event will take place at the Copper King Convention Center in Butte with a virtua...

Governor Gianforte promotes launch of Montana 988 Lifeline

HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte joined Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials, mental health and crisis lifeline experts, and Montana State University (MSU) officials on July 14 to promote the launch of the Montana 988 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. ...

Apply for Childcare Stabilization Funds July 1-31 

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier is encouraging childcare providers to apply for Child Care Stabilization funds during the final application period, July 1 – 31. The online application will go live on July 1 at: childcare.mt.gov....

Montana Tobacco Quit Line launches new behavioral health program 

News from DPHHS MONTANA —The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has launched a new program to help persons with behavioral health conditions successfully quit tobacco products. “Many individuals with behavioral health conditions want to stop smoking but may face extra ...

Federal approval secured to increase substance use disorder treatment

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier, Governor Greg Gianforte announced on July 6 the state is significantly increasing access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for Montana Medicaid memb...

State, local officials raise awareness about elder abuse State, local officials raise awareness about elder abuse

News from DPHHS HELENA – State and local officials state that the number of Montanans reported as victims of elder abuse increased again in 2021. According to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, about 4,900 Montanans were victims of elder abuse in 2021. This is the second year i...

State, local officials report alarming number of fatal overdoses

News from DPHHS, DOJ MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Montana Department of Justice, in conjunction with local law enforcement, have identified an alarming number of fatal overdoses across the state in the last two weeks. In the period from May 22 to June...

Medicaid/HMK recipients urged to update contact information

News from DPHHS  MONTANA — DPHHS preparing for healthcare coverage renewal process being later this year In anticipation of the federal public health emergency (PHE) ending soon, Department of Public Health and Human Services officials will soon launch an extensive outreach campaign to Mon...


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