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.”


  • Montana ABLE account program Montana ABLE account program is heading into its third year. An ABLE account is a savings account  that supports a person with disabilities to save money without losing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits. DPHHS administers the Montana ABLE program. Qualified ABLE account expenses include, but are not limited to: education, health and wellness, …
  • Call to action!

    The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities and the
    American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is calling on all people
    with disabilities to learn more about and consider involvement in the Nation
    Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us
    Research Program. The slogan “Nothing
    About Us Without Us” communicates the notion that no policy or practice
    should be created without full …

  • How can our differences make the difference?

    How can our differences make the difference for the future of health? Our lifestyle, background and environment can reveal insights about our health that, through research, may lead to better ways to tailor health for all of us. The All of Us research Program is a nationwide research program that aims to learn more about …

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  • Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula
    May 15-16, 2019
    The Montana Disability and Health Program (MTDH) in partnership with the Rural Institute on Inclusive Communities and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability will be holding an Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula on May 15-16, 2019. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about inclusivity, exercise recommendations, adaptations, …
  • 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

  • Promoting inclusive community health initiatives About one out of five people in the United States lives with some type of disability, including physical, vision, mental health, cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other health conditions that cause limitations in one or more major life activities. In 2014, Montanans with disabilities self-rated their overall health as fair/poor (41%), indicating a substantially …

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