COVID-19 Information and Resources

Montana Updates and Resources

Resources related to the Governor of the State of Montana, Mr. Steve Bullock, executive order declaring a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19, also known as coronavirus (March 12, 2020).

Updates for Montanans are available through these options:

COVID-19 phone line: 1-888-333-0461

COVID-19 questions for public:

COVID-19 Web site:

National Updates and Resources

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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the ABLE Act: Legislation that Gives People with Disabilities the Ability to Save Money

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the ABLE Act: Legislation that Gives People with Disabilities the Ability to Save Money

On December 19th, Montanans will join the 5th anniversary celebrations of the U.S. ABLE Act. The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act recognizes the late Mr. Beck, who paved the way for a better life for his daughter, Natalie, and for individuals like Natalie, by empowering millions of eligible Americans to save money for their future. The ABLE Act established a tax-advantaged program for qualified individuals and their families to save money for disability-related expenses.


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Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula

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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, and much more.

What is Inclusive Fitness?

Fitness professionals must understand how to ensure people who may have a ...

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We’re all human, but we’re not all the same.

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We’re all human, but we’re not all the same. Treatment and care should be based on our individual needs. People with disabilities know all too well that the “one-size-fits-all” method to treatment is not effective. Each person is unique and requires individualized treatment and care. Like if you agree! Join All of Us

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Call to Action!

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Why should you participate in the All of Us Research program?

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 ...

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The Future of Health Begins with You

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The future of health begins with you. Your Family history can tell researchers a lot about medical issues that might be related to your genes. What researchers find out from studying this information could lead to better treatment and disesase prevention for all of us.All of USContinue Reading

Interview with Stephen Mikita

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Stephen Mikita, J.D., is a Participant Representative on the Steering Committee for All of Us, a National Institutes of Health research study that aims to gather health data from 1 million Americans in order to advance precision medicine. An assistant attorney general for the state of Utah, Mikita makes time to participate in the Steering Committee in order to represent the unique concerns of those with ...

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ACA Open Enrollment & Disability Week of Action

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Financial help available for most people to get health insurance. Go to today and #GetCovered.

Action Talking Points and Key Statistics

  1. Access to health insurance coverage is critical to addressing disparities in health outcomes among people with disabilities:
    • Without health coverage, people ...
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ACA 2019 Open Enrollment

The deadline to #GetCovered under the #ACA is Dec.15. Make sure you have everything you need to sign up!  #EnrollByDec15

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All of Us Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine

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University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

Joins NIH in Launching the All of Us Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine

On May 6th, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program – a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds, including people with ...

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