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…

World No Tobacco Day 2018

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related…

Summer Safety for Kids

School is out and summer is here! Getting kids outdoors and active during summer months is important — but making sure they are safe is equally as important. It is imperative kids wear helmets when they bike, skateboard, scooter, or rollerblade! Watch this brief video about…

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…

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

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…

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…