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

  • New Health & Disability E-learning Module for Health Department Staff NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is proud to announce a new online e-learning module titled, “Health and Disability 101: Training for Health Department Employees.” The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and services. To access this free training, click …
  • Now Recruiting 2017-2018 Cohort: NACCHO Health & Disability Fellowship Program NACCHO is recruiting applicants for the next cohort of its Health and Disability Fellowship Program. This year-long fellowship, beginning in September, is workforce development opportunity for graduate level students interested getting hands on experience in the public health disability field. Apply today »
  • New study on reach of Montana Cancer Control Program among women with disability Women with disabilities have lower screening rates for breast and cervical cancer emerging research suggests that rural geographic settings may present greater disparities in screening utilization. This study examined whether women with and without disabilities using Montana Cancer Control Program (MCCP) differ in use of breast (BCS) and cervical (CCS) screening services, receipt of …

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Events

  • Broaden your knowledge, help more people!  
    Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop, Missoula, MT (POSTPONED)
    What is inclusive Fitness?
    Fitness professionals must understand how to ensure people who may have a physical, sensory or
    cognitive disability feel welcome and receive appropriate and individualized guidance in order to meet their physical activity and fitness goals, whether in a health club, outdoor and/ or home-based setting.
    What will I …
  • Enduring webinar event: Reaching People with Disabilities Through Patient Navigation: Supportive Access to Healthcare Coverage Please join us for this 1.5 hour webinar from the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) at the American Association on Health Disability.
    Disclosure Information –
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Criteria for Successful Completion: Completion of Posttest with …
  • 2017 HRSA Virtual Behavioral Health Conference  
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Division of Nursing and Public Health (DNPH) is hosting a behavioral health workforce virtual conference to highlight the accomplishments, best practices, and lessons learned from HRSA’s behavioral health workforce programs.
    The conference aims to showcase innovative academic and training approaches used by behavioral health …

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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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