The 2019 Montana TeenVax Challenge is on!

About the MT TeenVax Challenge The Montana TeenVax Challenge is part of a multi-year campaign to promote and increase awareness about adolescent vaccines, focusing on Tdap, meningococcal, HPV, and influenza immunizations. The MT TeenVax Challenge is part of a partnership with the Montana Chapter…

CodeRED Emergency Notifications

What is CodeRED? CodeRED is an emergency notification service. It allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email, and social media regarding time-sensitive notifications. Examples of such notifications would be AMBER alerts, notifications to take emergency action,…

Tick Bites: Avoid, Repel, Remove!

While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra cautious in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active. It also helps to know which ticks are most common in your area. Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks Avoid…

Flooding Information Headquarters for Cascade County, MT

This page is your 2019 Cascade County flood information headquarters! Bookmark it or write the address down, because here you’ll be able to quickly access any information you need about flooding—whether you need to know how to prepare, what to do during a flood,…

Salmonella — Health Tips

Salmonella and live poultry It’s common knowledge that Salmonella germs can be carried by chicken, ducks, geese, and turkey—in fact, Salmonella naturally lives in the gut of these and other poultry. Because of this, people learning to cook are always told to cook poultry…

Hantavirus Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year again: spring cleaning! As you start to clean out your homes, cabin, campers, sheds, and garages, be mindful of the risk of hantavirus. Hantavirus—or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome—is a rare but very serious lung disease transmitted by infected rodents…

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: 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…

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…