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 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 …
  • Butte-Silver Bow among 10 communities to examine inclusion for people with disabilities “An inclusive community is one in which all community members are presumed competent, are recruited and welcomed as valued community members, are fully participating and learning with their peers, and are experiencing reciprocal social relationships.” Read the full article from the Officer and Director at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, Karen Sullivan under this link.
     
  • 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” …

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Events

  • 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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    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