CCHD is hiring a Registered Sanitarian!

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in the natural or environmental sciences? Are you passionate about creating a healthy, safe environment for the public? Come live and work in beautiful and affordable Cascade County, Montana, as a registered sanitarian or sanitarian-in-training! This would be…

Rabies FAQ

Rabies Basics Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons,…

Prevent Tick Bites

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 and know which ticks are most common in your area. Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks Avoid wooded and brushy…

2018 SPRING FLOODING INFORMATION TOWN HALL MEETING – APRIL 2, 2018

Make Health Your Resolution in 2018

Make 2018 your healthiest year yet! Add these tips to your resolution list to boost your health and well-being! Tips for 2018 Contact CCHD for a vaccination, cancer screening, or STD screening. Regular medical exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can…

January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month — and a good time to test your home for unsafe radon levels. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in most soil. It enters homes and other buildings through small cracks and holes in the foundation,…

ServSafe Managers Course

The National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation ServSafe Managers Certification Course   December 5th from 8:45am to 5:00pm MSU Extension Office 3300 3rd Street NE Great Falls, MT $150 per person   To sign up click here! For more information contact Mike Callaghan at (406) 208-0078 or mike@callaghan-ent.com

Health and safety tips for a delicious holiday meal!

Be prepared! Before purchasing your turkey, make ample space in your refrigerator, moving shelves if necessary. Fresh or frozen? There is no quality difference between a fresh or frozen turkey although fresh turkeys have shorter shelf lives. By purchasing a frozen turkey, you can get the turkey…

Follow the 5 D’s to prevent West Nile Virus in Montana

  First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Detected in Cascade County The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division has detected three West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito pools in 2017. A WNV positive sample was collected in the Gerber area, in the Vaughn area, and…

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can cause illness in people and pets

State agencies seek public’s help to locate Harmful Algal Blooms Some varieties can sicken humans and kill pets and livestock As we savor the last few weeks of summer, forest fires aren’t the only menace that can spoil a day in the great outdoors….