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Articles with the Tag: DPHHS

WIC Shopper App available to help families 

News from DPHHS Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reminding Montanans the free Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Shopper App is available to help families with their grocery shopping. “We want to ensure that WIC recipients have what they need, and the app is ...

DPHHS: Take action to help prevent respiratory illnesses this winter

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reporting substantial influenza (flu) activity during the first three months of this current flu season, from September through December 2022, that has far exceeded the prior five-year averages. Since...

State employees donate over 2,500 pounds of food to the Montana Food Bank Network

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — After wrapping up his 12 Days of Giving campaign earlier this month, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced state employees donated over 2,500 pounds of food to the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) in his second annual interagency food drive competiti...

Invest in our nursing facilities

As Montanans, we care for each other. Across the rural-urban divide, generational divide, and Brawl of the Wild divide. Of all our constituents across Montana, the most deserving are our elderly neighbors who are on Medicaid benefits. They have served Montana well, and at this final stage in their lives seek...

Preparation safety prior to the upcoming holiday season

News from DPHHS MONTANA — State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans about ways to stay healthy when preparing and consuming food during the upcoming holiday season. So far in 2022, there have been 25 gastrointestinal illness outbreaks reported in Montana in numerous counti...

Governor Gianforte celebrates adoption with Montana families Governor Gianforte celebrates adoption with Montana families

News from Department of Public Health and Human Services  HELENA — In a ceremony at the State Capitol on Nov. 29, Governor Greg Gianforte joined Montana families to celebrate Adoption Month.  “Adoption is a precious, lifechanging gift,” Governor Gianforte said. “To m...

‘Losing Sight’: New Talking Health subject in the 406 Podcast released

News from Montana DPHHS MONTANA — In Montana, 5% of adults are blind or have low vision. The obstacles of living in a world without vision can feel insurmountable, from trying to navigate one’s outdoor surroundings to purchasing a bag of chips at a grocery store.  Yet, many thrive an...

Disability advocates sue DPHHS for blocking public records release

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA —  Disability Rights Montana filed suit today against Montana’s Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) after the agency denied a public records request for materials related to the hiring of Mike Randol as the Medicaid and Health Services Execut...

Be antibiotics aware: smart use, best care

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services officials are urging Montanans to be aware of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use during U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week Nov. 18-24, 2022. This is an annual observance that provides participating organizations in t...

DPHHS reminds Montanans about WIC benefits

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials said that increased benefits are now available to families through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, infants, and children, commonly known as WIC. “We want to ensure that WIC rec...


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