The Montana Disability and Health Program is organized to respond to the health priorities of Montanans with disabilities across the life course. Disability has been defined by the 2005 Surgeon General’s Call to Action as “a feature of the body, mind or senses that can affect a person’s daily life.”

News

  • MTDH Update, Issue 12. Healthy People 2020 Goals: 2011/2012 Data for Montana Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. This report describes healthy behaviors, quality and access to health care, and other wellness factors for Montanan families with and without a child or youth with a special health care need (CYHSCN). Data are from the National Survey on Children’s Health (NSCH) 2011/2012 dataset and include comparisons of health-related outcomes of Montanan families with and …
  • Now Available!  Updated Montana County Profiles.  
    The MTDH Profiles are intended to support a “Whole Community Approach” to public health and emergency planning in addressing the specific access and functional needs of their communities. The majority of these data are from 2014 and MTDH will now be continuously updating the Profiles as new data comes in.
    Link: http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/?page_id=6292

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Events

  • Upcoming MTDH Presentations  
    MTDH and Partners will be providing presentations on current work at the following conferences and meetings:

    February 24, 2017: Disability Advocates: Integrating Accessibility and Universal Design into Montana Community Planning Initiatives at SCWHA Advocacy Day, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
    March 6-7, 2017:  University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities as Intentional Partners in Developing Family Leadership, …

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Success Story Spotlight

  • Success Story Spotlight Facilitated version of the 14 Weeks to a Healthier You!
    Many programs have been established that promote healthy weight and nutrition for people with disabilities; however, few have been written to address the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The 14-Weeks to a Healthier You! is an internet-based fitness and nutrition program  targeted …

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