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Never leave a child alone in a car, not even for a minute

News from the DPHHS MONTANA – The Montana Children’s Trust Fund created the Not Even for a Minute Campaign to encourage 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, ...

Briefs for July 22, 2020

Barron to discuss current affairs in Lake County POLSON — The Pachyderm Club would like to invite the public to hear Commissioner Bill Barron give a presentation on the current affairs of Lake County on July 24 from noon-1 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Rural Polson Fire station off Regat...

MT families can find free summer meals via text message

News from DPHHS 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. The Summer Food Service Program, a USDA program ...

Energy assistance extended

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock 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.    &ldquo...

Bullock recognizes mental health providers for pandemic response

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock recently recognized 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 ment...

$300K in relief funding announced for MT seniors

News from Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY —  U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $300,000 in pandemic relief funding for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for Aging and Disability Resource Centers that help older Montanans navigate and support long-term care service systems...

State health officials raise awareness of rising STD rates State health officials raise awareness of rising STD rates

News from DPHHS State health officials report the upward trend over the past several years of sexually transmitted diseases in Montana are now reaching record highs. Gonorrhea rates have been increasing over the past seven years and are now projected to reach nearly 1,500 cases in 2019. Department of...

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

MONTANA – RiverStone Health and the Department of Public Health and Human Services have identified the first confirmed case of severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping in connection with the ongoing national investigation. The confirmed case is a Yellowstone County resident in their 30s with ...


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