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,…

Spread Cheer, not Foodborne Illness

This blog post is available courtesy of: USDA Office of CommunicationsPress (202) 720-9113Consumer Inquiries (888) 674-6854 WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2018 – If you’re cooking for friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to make sure you’re not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful…

How to Report a Clean Indoor Air Act Violation

Thanks to the Clean Indoor Air Act, Montana residents get to breathe easier. All enclosed public places and workplaces are required to be smoke free, and must prominently place smoke free signs on all public entrances. If you see a Clean Indoor Air Act violation, please…

2018 MT TeenVax Challenge

Montana Immunization Program’s 2018 MT TeenVax Challenge The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is promoting teen vaccinations by reaching out to Montana parents/guardians and teens. The DPHHS Immunization Program and its partners are continuing their multi-year campaign, MT TeenVax, to increase awareness…

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,…

Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use

Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent, such as brodifacoum; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting…