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DPHHS urges caution when consuming morels DPHHS urges caution when consuming morels

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Spring in Montana is a popular time to forage for morel mushrooms, a type of mushroom that is often considered a delicacy by restaurants and the public. However, morels can cause human illness if the proper identification, storage, and preparation steps are not taken. ...

‘Quit Line’ celebrates 20th anniversary

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) report the Montana Tobacco Quit Line has served more than 115,000 Montanans since it was first launched in May 2004, and, more than 36,000 of those served by the program have successfully quit using...

WIC Farm Direct teams up with local ag producers to increase access to fresh fruits, vegies

News from Montana DPHHS WIC agencies prepare for busy summer as they celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary With the farmer’s market season starting up, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is inviting local farmers to sign up for the Montana Women, Infants, and Ch...

DPHHS officials encourage safe handling of live poultry

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) epidemiologist Rachel Hinnenkamp said that while raising backyard birds has become an increasingly popular activity in the state, there are health risks to be aware of. She said live poultry can carry germs such as...

DPHHS hosts Disability Employment Conference

News from DPHHS GREAT FALLS — The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is hosting a Disability Employment Conference May 14-16 at the Great Falls College Heritage Hall.  “This conference will provide Montana businesses with information related to the value of hiring...

DPHHS raises awareness in fight against TB

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Officials with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) are raising awareness about tuberculosis prevention tips and treatments that are available for those diagnosed with the disease. “There’s been great progress to reduce tuberculosis diseas...

DPHHS: discard cinnamon products

News from DPHHS MONTANA — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to throw away and not purchase specific ground cinnamon products because samples of these products were found to contain levels of lead that may be unsafe. One of these products, Supreme Tradition ground...

Public health, coffee shops join forces to promote colorectal cancer screening

News from DPHHS HELENA — Public health officials and numerous Montana coffee shops have announced a continued effort today to promote the importance of colorectal cancer screening among individuals ages 45 to 75. As part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, the Department of Public He...

New behavioral healthcare services announced

News from DPHHS HELENA — Governor Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Charlie Brereton recently announced an expansion of behavioral health services for Montanans. The announcement comes after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a waiver sou...

Briefs for Feb. 28, 2024

Housing Task Force to meet News from the Governor’s Housing Task Force MONTANA — The Governor’s Housing Task Force will meet on March 8, 2024, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room 111 of the Metcalf Building, 1520 E 6th Ave. in Helena or on Zoom. The final agenda and Assignment #2 Summa...


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