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COVID-19 related hospitalizations reported

News from the Montana DPHHS MONTANA — State health officials said the trend of hospitalizations in Montana connected to unvaccinated COVID-19 patients has remained constant over the past several months. Specifically, Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier said that C...

Federal funds used to support Montana families, children

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced the state will invest federal funds to prevent child abuse, expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training program, and provide early intervention services and supports for families ...

Pediatricians, DPHHS offer water safety tips

News from DPHHS HELENA — With rising summertime temperatures, Montanans are expected to take advantage of the many water sport activities the state offers. DPHHS and the American Academy of Pediatricians provide tips to help keep children safe when around water and layers of protection against dro...

Behavioral health services expansion proposed

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier announced the agency is seeking public comment on its federal application to expand mental health and substance use treatment services through the Healing and Ending Addiction through Recovery and Treatmen...

Health officials suggest steps to prevent West Nile Virus

News from DPHHS MONTANA — State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection from West Nile Virus. In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is when the mosquitoes responsible for it emerge. ...

State allocates $31 million for child care for Montana families

More help is on the way for Montana families trying to strike a balance between work and taking care of their children, but concerns remain about whether more one-time funding will bring about long-lasting change.  Governor Greg Gianforte announced June 29 that $31 million in funding from the America...

Gov. Gianforte devotes ARPA funds to increase childcare access, protect seniors

News from DPHHS HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced that the state will devote America  Rescue Plan Act funds to increase access to quality child care services for Montana families, protect Montana seniors, and provide home energy and home water assistance to low-income Montanans. T...

Workforce shortage affects county businesses Workforce shortage affects county businesses

Tucked along the roadside on the way to one of of American’s most beloved hiking areas, the Jewel Basin, the Echo Lake Café has been a favorite eatery for locals since 1960.  But going into the busy season this year, the eatery sent out an honest message to customers, warning that the di...

State, local health officials encourage safe, healthy swimming

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during summer in Montana. The Department of Public Health and Human Services, along with local health authorities, want to remind Montanans to stay safe while having fun...

Briefs for May 5, 2021

Get vaccinated Montana News from Senator Tester and Senator Daines MONTANA — While it’s true that Senator Steve Daines and Senator Tester don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything, there’s one thing they definitely agree on right now – that every Montanan should get th...

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