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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality This Public Health Service agency funds research projects on improving healthcare quality, pain management, domestic violence, children’s health, elderly health, prevention, health promotion and other key topics.

National Guideline Clearinghouse  Guidelines for assessment and treatment of hundreds of diseases and medical conditions.

American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP is the national association of family doctors, with more than 93,100 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. The Academy promotes and maintains high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.

Montana Academy of Family Physicians

American Association for HomeCare works to strengthen access to care for Americans who require medical care in their homes. AAHomecare represents healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. AAHomecare members serve the medical needs  of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, and other home medical equipment, therapies, services, and supplies in the home. Membership reflects a broad cross-section of the homecare community, including providers of all sizes operating approximately 3,000 locations in all 50 states.

American Medical Association . Provides information that will help patients lead healthy lives and become active participants in their health care, from finding a doctor or hospital to nutritional and fitness articles, to content about specific medical diseases and conditions. This section also contains News From the AMA and information about upcoming meetings and events.

American Public Health Association.

Public Health and Prevention A collaboration between the American Public Health Association and WebMD Medscape, this site is intended to bring valuable resources and information to new audiences. Please note you will need to register before accessing the site.

Montana Public Health Association

Association of American Indian Physicians AAIP’s mission is to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Association of Native American Medical Students. ANAMS is a student organization representing Native American graduate health professions students throughout North America. Membership comprises Native American students enrolled in medical school or in the allied health professions of dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, and pharmacy.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs supports state maternal and child health programs and provides national leadership on issues affecting women and children.

Association of Montana Health Care Providers is a leadership organization and a principal advocate for health care facilities in Montana. MHA serves a diverse membership, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, critical access hospitals, home health and hospice agencies, psychiatric facilities, physician groups, assisted living centers, senior housing and insurance services.

Montana Informed Patient provides Montana’s health care consumers with information, resources and tools for making informed health care decisions.

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Centers for Disease Control:

Epidemiology Program Office

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Community Health Resources Web-Based Searchable Database helps community health partners, coalitions and activists navigate CDC’s web-based resources for planning, implementing and evaluating community-level health interventions related to a variety of chronic disease, injury and violence prevention, environmental health, and other important community health topics.

Coordinated School Health Model  A coordinated school health program (CSHP) model has eight interactive components  (1) Health Education; (2) Physical Education; (3) Health Services; (4) Nutrition Services; (5) Counseling and Psychological Services; (6) Healthy School Environments; (7) Health Promotion for Staff; and (8) Family/Community Involvement.

Promoting Health Equity: A CDC Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health (pdf file) is a workbook for community-based organizations seeking to affect the social determinants of health through community-based participatory approaches and nontraditional partnerships.

National Center for Health Statistics

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Office of Public Health Genomics

Office of Public Health Practice

Guide to Community Preventive Services Compiled by the independent, non-federal, multi-disciplinary Task Force on Community Preventive Services. The Task Force includes representatives of state and local health departments, managed care, academia, behavioral and social sciences, communications sciences, mental health, epidemiology, quantitative policy analysis, decision and cost-effectiveness analysis, information systems, primary care, and management and policy.

Partnership on the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Project is designed to: 1) Increase awareness of factors—health care access and quality, health-promoting behaviors, socio-economic factors, and the physical environment—that contribute to the health of communities; 2) Foster engagement among public and private decision makers to improve community health; 3) Develop incentives to encourage coordination across sectors for community health improvement, and 4) Create innovative approaches to sharing the results of community health improvement efforts.

Tobacco Information and Prevention Source

Community Voices Healthcare for the Underserved is a group of community-based demonstration projects dedicated to finding real-life ways to provide greater access to quality health care to the underserved and uninsured people in America. Community Voices eight “learning laboratories” (Albuquerque, NM; Baltimore, MD; Denver, CO; Lansing, MI; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Pinehurst, NC), demonstrate what does and doesn’t work in real-life situations.

Distance and Modes of Transportation to Personal Physician/Health Care Provider:
2005 Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Results

Montana Disability and Health Update, November 2008

Diversity Rx Promotes language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.

Frontier Education Center: National Clearinghouse for Frontier Communities Uses Healthy Communities model to address lack of access to health care and services in frontier communities.

Harvard Medical Web

Healthfinder Service Provides health library on prevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicine, plus medical dictionaries, an encyclopedia, journals, and more; publishes articles on special health topics organized by age from kids to seniors, by race and ethnicity, for men and women, and for parents, caregivers, health professionals, and others; provides information about doctors, dentists, public clinics, hospitals, long term care, nursing homes, health insurance, prescriptions, health fraud, Medicare, Medicaid, and medical privacy; and offers carefully selected health information web sites from government agencies, clearinghouses, nonprofits, and universities.

Health Grades Medicare data on medical services by state.

Healthy People 2010 This comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda contains 467 objectives designed to serve as a road map for improving the health of all people in the United States during the first decade of the 21st century.

Healthy People Resources Portal to the web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies.

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

MedlinePlus More “user-friendly” than the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database — MedlinePlus offers less-technical information on medical conditions. Search results provide links to additional resources.

MEDLINEplus: Rural Health Concerns

MedlinePlus Multilingual Feature provides access to high quality health information on almost 250 topics in 40 languages other than English and Spanish. This service benefits people who prefer to read consumer health information in their native language. It also helps the information professionals and health care providers who serve them.

Missoula City/County Public Health

Mobile Health Clinics Network advocates for Mobile Healthcare as a key solution for advancing access to healthcare on a continuing basis and in times of national emergency disaster.

Montana Area Health Education Centers

Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services:

Public Health and Safety Division:

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Comprehensive Cancer Control Program:

Montana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Surveillance Reports

Cardiovascular Health Program:

The Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in the Big Sky State, 2007

Early Childhood Comprehensive System

Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Joanne Oreskovich, Ph.D., Health Planning Section Supervisor
Public Health and Safety Division, Public Health System Improvement & Preparedness Bureau, C317 Cogswell Bldg., P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
406-444-2973; 406-444-7465; joreskovich@mt.gov

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program:

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Plan, Extended through 2010

Oral Health Program

Public Health Home Visiting Program

Health Resources Division, Health Care Resources Bureau:

Medicaid Services Bureau: Provider Information

Montana Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)

Montana Nurses Association

Montana Primary Care Association

Montana State University College of Nursing

National Academy for State Health Policy

National Alliance for Medicaid in Education represents the nation’s Medicaid and Education agency staff, along with local education agency administrators, with programmatic responsibility for administering Medicaid’s Administrative Claiming and Direct Billing of Health Related Service programs in schools. The primary purposes of NAME are to provide an information network among the states on issues pertinent to the Medicaid programs in schools and to act as a focal point of communication between the states.

National Association of Community Health Centers

Montana Community Health Centers:

Ashland Community Health Center
501 Main St.
Ashland, MT 59003-0047
Phone: 406-784-2346
These are places where patients can also see a doctor or nurse:

Ashland Public School, Ashland, MT 59003
Isabel Bills Learning Center, Colstrip, MT 59323-0520

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Bullhook Community Health Center
110 13th St.
Havre, MT 59501
Phone: 406-265-5481
This is a location where patients can also see a doctor or nurse:

Michael Chael Shelby, DMD, P.L.L.C., Havre, MT 59501-3654

Patients need to call the health center to find out if Dr. Shelby can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Butte-Silver Bow Primary Health Care
445 Centennial Ave.
Butte, MT 59701-2870
Phone: 406-496-6009
These are locations where patients can also see a doctor or nurse:

Butte Community Health Center – Dental Clinic, Butte, MT 59701-1622
Butte Headstart, Butte, MT 59701-2920
Butte North American Indian Alliance, Butte, MT 59701-1826
Butte Rescue Mission, Butte, MT 59701-2716
Homeward Bound, Butte, MT 59701-9306
Community Health Center Outreach Clinic, Twin Bridges, MT 59754
Dillon Community Health Center, Dillon, MT 59725-3513
Sheridan Community Health Center, Sheridan, MT 59749-9636

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Community Health Care Center
115 4th St. South
Great Falls, MT 59401-3618
Phone: 406-454-6950
This is a location where patients can also see a doctor or nurse:

CCHD/Community Health Care Center, Great Falls, MT 59401-3618

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Community Health Partners, Inc.
126 S. Main St.
Livingston, MT 59047-2624
Phone: 406-823-6301
These are locations where patients can also see a doctor or nurse:

Fishes and Loaves, Livingston, MT 59047-3458
Park County Jail, Livingston, MT 59047-2746
Community Health Partners Dental Clinic, Bozeman, MT 59718-3911
Community Health Partners, Bozeman, MT 59715-3638
Gallatin Community Clinic, Bozeman, MT 59715-4661
Community Health Partners, Belgrade, MT 59714-3715
West Yellowstone Clinic, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Custer County Community Health Center, Inc.
210 S. Winchester, #136
Miles City, MT 59301-4798
Phone: 406-234-8793
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Deering Clinic
123 S. 27th St.
Billings, MT 59101-4200
Phone: 406-247-3338
This health center also provides care in the following locations:

Gateway House, Billings, MT 59101-1638
HUB, Billings, MT 59101-1110
Montana Women’s Prison, Billings, MT 59101-4511
Rescue Mission, Billings, MT 59101-4148
Women and Family Shelter, Billings, MT 59101-2319
Yellowstone County Detention Facility, Billings, MT 59107
Yellowstone County Youth Service, Billings, MT 59101-4163

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.

Montana Migrant Council Inc.
3318 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 100
Billings, MT 59101-1900
Phone: 406-248-3149

This health center also provides care in the following locations.

Montana Migrant Council Inc., Fairview, MT 59221-9702
Montana Migrant Council Inc., Glendive, MT 59330-9999
Montana Migrant Council Inc., Hardin, MT 59034-1806
Montana Migrant Council Inc., Bridger, MT 59014-9999
Montana Migrant Council Inc., Forsyth, MT 59327-9999
Montana Migrant Council Inc., Polson, MT 59860-9698
Montana Migrant Council Inc., Big Fork, MT 59911
Montana Migrant Council Inc., Dillon, MT 59725-3353

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Glacier Community Health Center
519 E. Main St.
Cut Bank, MT 59427-0315
Phone: 406-873-5670
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Lewis and Clark City/County Health Dept.
1930 9th Ave.
Helena, MT 59601-4760
Phone: 406-443-2584
This health center also provides care in the following locations:

Healthcare for the Homeless, Helena, MT 59601-3346
Parker Medical Center, Lincoln, MT 59639

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Lincoln County Community Health Center
320 E. 2nd St.
Libby, MT 59923-1972
Phone: 406-293-3755
This health center also provides care in the following locations:

Libby Clinic, Libby, MT 59923-2047
Lincoln County Community Health Center – Dental Site, Libby, MT 59923-2052
Lincoln County Community Health Center – Libby High School, Libby, MT 59923-2816
Lincoln County Community Health Center – Libby Middle School, Libby, MT 59923-2843
Eureka Outreach Clinic, Eureka, MT 59917
Lincoln County Community Health Center – Eureka, MT 59917
Lincoln County Community Center, Troy, MT 59917

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Marias Healthcare Services, Inc.
640 Park Drive
Shelby, MT 59474
Phone: 406-434-3100
This health center also provides care in the following locations:

Marias Healthcare Services, Inc., Sunburst, MT 59486
Marias Healthcare Services, Inc., Valier, MT 59486

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Missoula City/County Public Health
Partnership Health Center
323 W. Alder St.
Missoula, MT 59802-4192
Phone: 406-258-4789
This health center also provides care in the following location:

Partnership Health Care Portable Dental, Missoula, MT 59802-4123

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.
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Sweet Medical Center Inc.
419 Pennsylvania
Chinook, MT 59523-0309
Phone: 406-357-2294
This health center also provides care in the following locations:

Belknap Indian Health Services Facility, Harlem, MT 59526-9705
Little Rocks Senior Citizens Center, Harlem, MT 59526

Patients need to call the health center to find out if it can provide needed medical services and to schedule an appointment.

National Association of County and City Health Officials

National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators

National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians

National Association of State Emergency Medical Services  Officials

National Association of Rural Health Clinics

National Cooperative of Health Networks is a national association of health network executives and strategic health partners. Our mission is to support and strengthen health alliances through collaborative efforts, networking, and educational opportunities.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

National Institutes of Health:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities,

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Institute of Nursing Research

National Library of Medicine

Office of Research on Women’s Health

NIH Clinical Center

National Indian Health Board (NIHB) represents Tribal Governments operating their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, as well as those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service. The NIHB is a non-profit organization that conducts research, policy analysis, program assessment and development, national and regional meeting planning, training and technical assistance programs, and project management. Services are provided to tribes, area health boards, tribal organizations, federal agencies, and private foundations.

American Indian Health sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this web portal brings together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources.

National Native American Emergency Medical Services Association for first responders, emergency medical technicians, emergency nurses, and emergency physicians.

National Rehabilitation Information Center

National Rural Health Association  Site has links to many professional organizations and health resources.

National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network members are not-for-profit organizations helping health professionals find practice opportunities in rural and underserved areas throughout the country. Professions served include:  Physicians, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Mental Health Professionals, Other Health Care Professionals, Administrative and Management Professionals, and Allied Health and Support Staff.

National Society of Genetic Counselors

National Wellness Institute serves professionals and organizations that promote optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities.

National Women’s Health Information Center

Nicotine Anonymous Non-Profit 12-Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.

Northern Montana Hospital (Havre)

Northwest Research and Education Institute facilitates clinical and applied research, provides continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare professionals, and coordinates community health education programs.

Online Guide to Quitting includes tobacco cessation resources, expert advice and support, referrals to local resources, tools for individuals and professionals, and more.

Prevention Education Resource Center Web-based repository of educational materials for teaching about prevention and population health-related topics.  The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research launched the Center as a core project for the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force. The Center facilitates the exchange of  teaching resources and promotes collaboration across health care disciplines, professions, and institutions. Resources include public health education and curriculum frameworks and materials for undergraduate courses in public health and epidemiology.

Remote Area Medical Foundation Volunteer Corps is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world. Volunteer doctors, nurses, pilots, veterinarians and support workers participate in expeditions (at their own expense). Medical supplies, medicines, facilities and vehicles are donated.

Rural Health Resource Center is based in Duluth, Minnesota. Thisnational non-profit organization serves as the knowledge center for rural hospitals, and provides technical assistance, information, education and other resources to rural health care providers and their communities. Primary areas of focus are performance improvement, health information technology, health care work force, organizational development and community health initiatives.

Rural Nurse Organization offers a discussion group and resource list of members who are knowledgeable about administrative, clinical, and other issues. RNO publishes The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare and Rural Nurse Connection, the official RNO publication.

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with support from the American Legacy Foundation. SCLC aims to decrease smoking rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center partners with dental hygienists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians, hospitals, labor unions, family physicians, the Veterans Health Administration and myriad other groups to increase cessation rates and cessation interventions.

Society for Public Health Education

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are designed so people can easily fit physical activity into their daily plan and incorporate activities they enjoy. The guidelines are based on the first thorough review of scientific research about physical activity and health in more than a decade.  Guidelines are grouped by the following: children and adolescents, adults, older adults, pregnant women, adults with disabilities, and people with chronic medical conditions.

World Health Organization

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American Association for HomeCare works to strengthen access to care for Americans who require medical care in their homes. AAHomecare represents healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. AAHomecare members serve the medical needs  of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, and other home medical equipment, therapies, services, and supplies in the home. Membership reflects a broad cross-section of the homecare community, including providers of all sizes operating approximately 3,000 locations in all 50 states.

American Association on Health and Disability Contributes to national, state, and community efforts to prevent additional health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population.

American Occupational Therapy Association

California Office on Disability and Health Profiles the California Take Action Project; Universal Livability: A Dream for Tomorrow, A Plan for Today; and provides data on Californians with disabilities.

Centers for Disease Control: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Disability and Health Program

Center for Health Care Strategies. Nonprofit, policy resource center promoting high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Conducts policy analysis, tests model products and provides “real world” training and technical assistance to purchasers of publicly-financed health care, managed care organizations and consumer groups.

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving military medicine and public health by building qualified scientific teams of researchers and creating an effective research infrastructure; maintaining an academic affiliation with the Uniformed Services University; providing access to cutting-edge science and technology and fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration; establishing relationships with more than 160 military medical and organizations worldwide; and employing about 1,600 medical, scientific, management and administrative personnel.

Medline Plus: General Disabilities

Montana Newborn Screening Program

Montana Children’s Special Health Services

Medicaid Services Bureau: Provider Information

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability. Operated by the Department of Disability and Human Development  at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the NCPD works in partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) at Indiana University. Offers a variety of resources to help people with disabilities become more active, and also offers resources for fitness and exercise professionals, health professionals, and researchers interested in promoting increased physical activity for people with disabilities.

National Chronic Care Consortium Organization of leading-edge health networks dedicated to transforming the delivery of chronic care services. Each shares a vision of integrated care for individuals with chronic health conditions, from the time of earliest condition awareness until problem resolution or death.

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health Publishes “A Providers’ Guide for the Care of Women with Physical Disabilities and Chronic Medical Conditions”, and “Partners in Health Care” (fact sheet).

Health Promotion Resource Guide: Promoting the Health and Wellness of People with Disabilities This guide from the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health provides health educators, service providers, and program planners with a carefully selected collection of resources that address accessibility, communication, and topic-specific health promotion.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Wellness Promotes wellness for persons with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post polio syndrome, amputations, and spinal cord injury, as well as all other persons with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Community Health Status Indicators is a partnership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine, the Health Resources Services Administration, the Public Health Foundation, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Local Boards of Health, and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. The site includes county health status profiles for the 3,141 U.S. counties (excluding territories) Profiles include data on access and utilization of healthcare services, birth and death measures, Healthy People 2010 targets and U.S. birth and death rates, vulnerable populations, risk-factors for premature deaths, communicable diseases and environmental health.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are designed so people can easily fit physical activity into their daily plan and incorporate activities they enjoy. The guidelines are based on the first thorough review of scientific research about physical activity and health in more than a decade.  Guidelines are grouped by the following: children and adolescents, adults, older adults, pregnant women, adults with disabilities, and people with chronic medical conditions.

www.TheDesk.info Online Medicaid reference desk geared to people with cognitive disabilities, families, advocates, legislators, policy makers, state officials, and service providers.

 

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