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DPHHS promotes antibiotic awareness DPHHS promotes antibiotic awareness

News from DPHHS MONTANA — The state’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program spotlights the threat of antibiotic resistance. “Antibiotics do not treat the viruses that cause colds, flu, or COVID-19,” said Erika Baldry of the Infection Control and Prevention/Healthcare-Associated In...

DPHHS urges providers to monitor for lead poisoning in children

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Federal, state, and local officials are urging medical providers to lookout for possible cases of lead poisoning in children after at least 22 toddlers in 14 states were sickened as of Nov. 7, 2023, by lead linked to tainted pouches of cinnamon apple puree and applesauce....

‘Gifts with a Lift’ program spreads holiday cheer to Montana State Hospital patients

News from MT-DPHHS WARM SPRINGS — The Department of Public Health and Human Services announced recently that donation boxes have been set up at various locations across the state to receive holiday gifts to benefit Montana State Hospital patients. The effort is part of the annual “Gifts w...

DPHHS, OPI to offer ‘Summer EBT’ program in 2024

News from the Office of Public Instruction HELENA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton and Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Superintendent Elsie Arntzen recently announced plans to offer the new federal Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (Summer EBT)...

$7.5M to improve healthcare for new, expecting moms

HELENA — Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton and the Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHF), Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the investment of $7.5 million to increase access to behavioral health and substance use disorder screening and...

Gianforte, state health department sued over refusal to release public documents

News from Montana Free Press HELENA — The Helena-based nonprofit law firm Upper Seven filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Greg Gianforte and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, alleging the state has concealed information related to its compliance with federal anti-discrim...

DPHHS modernizes Child Support Services Division

News from DPHHS MONTANA — DPHHS Director Charlie Brereton recently announced several improvements within the Child Support Services Division designed to enhance the overall customer service experience for thousands of Montanans the division serves. “DPHHS is working to improve quality cus...

DPHHS encourages Montanans to prepare for respiratory illness this fall, winter

News from DPHHS MONTANA — As Montana gears up to enter another respiratory illness season, the Department of Public Health and Human Services encourages Montanans to take precautions to help protect against severe symptoms from COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and respiratory syncytial...

DPHHS honors MT Centenarians

News from DPHHS  GREAT FALLS – Montana centenarians were honored in Great Falls on Oct. 3 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center ballroom during a special luncheon.  “Montana centenarians are absolute treasures,” Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Directo...

Elliott Adams honored for making a difference through care Elliott Adams honored for making a difference through care

On Sept. 14, Elliott Adams received an award for Direct Support Professional of the Year for region five, (an area that includes Kalispell), at the Regional Developmental Disabilities Conference. DPPHS received over 30 letters of nomination for Adams who for 10 years cared for the daily needs of Jake Janssen...


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