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…

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…

National Infant Immunization Week

It’s National Infant Immunization Week! You know vaccines protect your child against diseases, but ever wonder how they work? Learn how vaccines help your child develop immunity to 14 different diseases at CDC’s vaccine website for parents, or for additional information contact CCHD at…

INFLUENZA VACCINE EFFECTIVENESS

The CDC is reporting influenza vaccine effectiveness at 36%. Even though it may not prevent the flu for everyone, it can keep people from being hospitalized! Almost everyone 6 months and older should get the flu shot — and it’s not too late to…

FluFit for Fall

Back to School Immunizations & Sports Physicals

Keep Kids Strong the Whole Year Long Immunizations and Sports Physicals in One Stop! Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD), Great Falls Clinic, Benefis Health System, Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van and Great Falls Public Schools are working together to make it as convenient…

World Asthma Day is May 2nd

DPHHS Asthma Control Program offers tool and resources to help Montanas Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials say that about 1 in 11 people in Montana currently have asthma. Further, 6 out of 10 adults and children with asthma report symptoms…