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

  • Walkability, bike-ability in Butte under review  
    A concerted effort is underway in Butte-Silver Bow to improve the city’s pedestrian and bicycling environment. This is a good thing, given that recent data have indicated that Butte is not a healthy community — walking and biking are low-cost and easy ways to greatly improve health.
    The full article “Walkability, bike-ability in Butte under review” …
  • MSU Billings offers 3-credit Seminar for BCaBA (Online, Summer)  
    SPED 597-800 Professional Seminar in SPED – This seminar covers three requirements for the BCaBA credential: (a) ethics, (b) research, and (c) autism.  In the past, these requirements were arranged as independent study with faculty, but will be offered in this seminar due to increasing demand.  The online course begins June 19 and continues through the …
  • 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 …

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Events

  • Montana Children’s Special Health Services Community Discussion Forums

    The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services invites parents and caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs to discuss the results of the Montana Children’s Special Health Services Survey. Attendees will discuss the meaning of survey results and will be asked for their input on an agenda to improve the …

  • Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness  
    This 16-hour course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children. The course addresses the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community-based incident.
    The course is free of charge and lunch will be provided for both days. For more information and to registrar …

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Community Discussion Forums

  • Montana Children’s Special Health Services Community Discussion Forums

    The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services invites parents and caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs to discuss the results of the Montana Children’s Special Health Services Survey. Attendees will discuss the meaning of survey results and will be asked for their input on an agenda to improve the …


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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I know the signs of healthy child development.Public Health Grand Rounds  Affordable Care Act for People with DisabilitiesNational Association of County & City Health Officials