Montana Department Of Public Health And Human Services
Two original Billings theater productions have become the centerpiece of “Let’s Talk Billings,” a suicide prevention campaign that uses media and arts workshops to reach teenagers.
Our local public health staff and the medical community have put enormous effort into preparing for the potential threat of Ebola in Yellowstone County. While Ebola remains a significant public health concern, fear of Ebola needs to be put in perspective. As your county health officer, I wan…
More than 100 people — an equal mix of American Indians and others from around the state — are in Billings on Wednesday and Thursday to attend the “Standing in Solidarity to End Sexual and Domestic Violence” conference.
Montana’s struggling mental health care system may finally be getting much-needed attention.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has confirmed one case of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Montana involving a child younger than 10 from Yellowstone County.
To fully appreciate what Healthy Montana Kids has accomplished, remember the way things used to be:
HELENA — Hackers got into a state health department computer that contains huge amounts of personal data on public clients and state employees, state officials said Thursday, but there’s no indication yet that any information was stolen.
The 2013 Legislature heard the pleas from Montana health care providers who had gone for several years without increases in Medicaid rates, despite increases in actual costs of care.
Some states, including Montana, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative.
A state senator pleaded not guilty to felony assault on a minor. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, was charged in Carbon County District Court with throwing his 4-year-old daughter, causing the child to suffer a bump on the head when she hit the floor. Priest would face a maximum penalty of 5 years…
Warm Springs is 107 miles from Bozeman, 248 miles from Billings, 255 miles from Lewistown and 392 from Miles City. Yet that tiny town is the site of Montana's only state-run psychiatric hospital.
The breast cancer rate for American Indians is nearly identical to the cancer rate for all Montanans. But the survival rate for American Indian women is lower.
Fifty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act, a law that has helped millions of Americans leave or avoid confinement in state mental institutions.
When this column called for support of the Community Crisis Center two months ago, a crucial state grant was in question.
All around us in Montana, there are hundreds of people in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. They are contributing to our businesses, connecting with their families, and giving back to the community. Every day someone begins their journey of recovery.
The numbers alone don’t tell the whole story, just the worst of it.
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines and fellow Republicans passed a scaled-down farm bill Thursday that got a lukewarm reception from a broad spectrum of Montanans.
Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.
Before they voted on accepting or rejecting federal funds for family planning services, Montana lawmakers on the subcommittee considering health care appropriations were reminded of the reasons why this program is good public policy: