Upcoming MTDH Presentations


MTDH and Partners will be providing presentations on current work at the following conferences and meetings:

  • February 24, 2017: Disability Advocates: Integrating Accessibility and Universal Design into Montana Community Planning Initiatives at SCWHA Advocacy Day, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
  • March 6-7, 2017:  University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities as Intentional Partners in Developing Family Leadership, Support and Advocacy at the 2017 Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Conference, Kansas City, MO.
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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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