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About Us

Established in 2002, the Montana Disability and Health (MTDH) Program is a partnership of the Department of Public Health and Human Services (MDPHHS) and The University of Montana Rural Institute (UMRI). MTDH collaborates with a wide range of community partners and people with disabilities, nationally recognized experts, and resource centers in selected areas.

MTDH is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services designed to

1) enhance program infrastructure and capacity;
2) improve state level surveillance and monitoring activities;
3) increase awareness of health-related disability policy initiatives;
4) increase health promotion opportunities for people with disabilities to maximize health;
5) improve access to health care for people with disabilities;
6) improve emergency preparedness among people with disabilities; and
7) effectively monitor and evaluate program activities.

The MTDH Program is funded by cooperative agreements between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. HHS and the Montana DPHHS (DD16-1603; DD21-2103).

Goals & Objectives

Core Management Team

Disability & Health Community Planning Group

Disability Advisors

MTDH Organizational Linkages

Organizational Chart

Strategic Plan – Accessible PDF

Strategic Plan – Accessible Word

Sustainability Plan – Accessible PDF

Sustainability Plan – Accessbile Word

MTDH also has coordinated efforts to make public health resources more available to all Montanans through the Montana Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Plan. PDF