The Montana Disability and Health Program is organized to respond to the health priorities of Montanans with disabilities across the life course. Disability has been defined by the 2005 Surgeon General’s Call to Action as “a feature of the body, mind or senses that can affect a person’s daily life.”

News

  • Diabetes Management for Self- Advocates
    It’s Your Diabetes, But You are Not Alone.

    34 Million adults in the U.S are living with diabetes.
    Get a checkup every 3 months, or as often as your doctor tells you.
    At least once a year, have your kidneys test, get a foot check and eye exam.

    Watch these fun videos to learn from self-advocates about ways to …

  • Webinar: COVID SEP – How is it different?
    Join the American Association on Health & Disability (AAHD) for a webinar on March 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET entitled “COVID SEP – How is it different?”. This webinar will address how the COVID Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is different from usual SEPs. It will explore the specifics of how the COVID SEP works …
  • New Report: Disability and Chronic Disease in MT
    NEW Montana Disability and Health Program report examines disability and chronic disease in Montana.
    Having a disability does not mean an individual is not healthy or cannot be healthy. However, people with disabilities experience higher rates of chronic disease and other health disparities compared to those without disabilities. By identifying these disparities, health care programs …

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Events

  • Inclusive Fitness Training Workshop in Missoula
    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, …
  • Enduring webinar event: Reaching People with Disabilities Through Patient Navigation: Supportive Access to Healthcare Coverage
    Please join us for this 1.5 hour webinar from the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) at the American Association on Health Disability.
    Disclosure Information –
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Criteria for Successful Completion: Completion of Posttest with …
  • 2017 HRSA Virtual Behavioral Health Conference
     
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Division of Nursing and Public Health (DNPH) is hosting a behavioral health workforce virtual conference to highlight the accomplishments, best practices, and lessons learned from HRSA’s behavioral health workforce programs.
    The conference aims to showcase innovative academic and training approaches used by behavioral health …

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Success Story Spotlight

  • Promoting inclusive community health initiatives
    About one out of five people in the United States lives with some type of disability, including physical, vision, mental health, cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other health conditions that cause limitations in one or more major life activities. In 2014, Montanans with disabilities self-rated their overall health as fair/poor (41%), indicating a substantially …

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