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 services, supports, and lives of Montana children and youth with special health care needs.

“Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) are a ...

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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” from Karen Sullivan is available in the Montana Standard and through the following link: http://mtstandard.com/lifestyles/

 

 

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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 first week of August, 2017.  

This course is offered concurrent with SPED 520 Applied Behavior Analysis – 3 ...

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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 without a CYSHCN.

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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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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 to people with mobility limitations, chronic health conditions and physical disabilities. MTDH partnered with Centers for Independent Living to pilot the program to ...

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