National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

We recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (collectively referred to as Native people) through the observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This national observance, now in its 12th year, is sponsored by a coalition of partners…

CCHD’s 2019 Strategic Plan Now Available!

You can find Cascade City-County Health Department’s new strategic plan here. What’s a strategic plan, you ask? The object of strategic planning is to create a document that provides the agency and its stakeholders with a clear picture of how the agency is moving…

Community announcement: Free Workshops Presented by Indian Family Health Clinic and University of Providence 3/21-3/22

Save the dates! On March 21 & 22, 2019, join the Indian Family Health Clinic (IFHC) and University of Providence for free workshops on coping skills, education, and insight into serious topics like: Grief and loss (3/21, 11AM-12PM) Marriage problems (3/21, 1PM-2PM) Mindfulness and…

Community announcement: Montana Peer Network for Recovery from Substance Abuse is coming to Great Falls!

April 9th, 2019 Join “L.O.V.E. Montana” for a day of discussing recovery from mental illness and substance use disorder. Learn how to shape your own recovery tool box and discover how peer support fits into it. What is recovery? How well do you know…

What you need to know about “cottage food” laws

Have you seen local cooks who sell their homemade goodies—like cookies, soups, and meatballs—advertising online or on social media? Unfortunately, many of these food items are made in unregistered home kitchens by producers who do not have permits to sell their food items. This…

Preparing for Middle School: Upcoming Immunization Clinics at Sacajawea Elementary

To help prepare 6th graders for the giant step to middle school, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) will be at Sacajawea Elementary School in early March, offering immunizations required for students entering Middle School in August 2019. Parents should have received a letter…

Valentine’s Day is National Condom Day!

Happy Valentine’s—err, National Condom Day! Safe sex is very important because of the numerous sexually transmitted diseases out there today. The use of condoms is the most effective and convenient way to prevent the transmission of STDs. It is also one of the best…

Press Release: You Can Help Protect Against Measles

Great Falls, MT – In response to the recently publicized measles outbreaks in New York and Washington State, the Cascade City-County Health Department would like to reassure residents that they can take steps to protect themselves, their families, and the community from this potentially…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is February 7. Now in its 18th year, NBHAAD is a day to increase awareness about HIV among blacks/African Americans and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested, and get treatment if they are living with…

Healthy Habits

This time of year, the cold weather brings us indoors where viruses and bacteria can spread easily from person to person. Almost every winter, the Cascade City-County Health Department’s ongoing surveillance with the local healthcare community shows an increase in individuals with respiratory concerns,…