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…

Outdoor Food Safety

One of our favorite summer pastimes is getting together with friends and firing up the grill. This summer, take the steps necessary to prevent harmful bacteria from causing food borne illness. Food safety begins the moment you leave the grocery store and doesn’t necessarily…

Stay Healthy While Celebrating

As you plan for your Fourth of July picnics and gatherings, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) reminds you to put food safety on your checklist. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or…

Have a Safe and Healthy July 4th!

Fireworks, food, travel, water sports and fun are some things on tap for Independence Day celebrations. Make sure your festivities end as well as they begin by taking some precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy this July 4th! Fireworks Unfortunately, severe burns, amputations,…

Happy Thanksgiving! Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

Holiday celebrations gone wrong may make for funny and entertaining television or campfire stories, but very few of us wish to experience a holiday emergency! The fact is, many holiday-related emergencies, medical or otherwise, are preventable. You can make sure that your Thanksgiving celebration…

Enjoy Produce Safely

Fruits and vegetables are an important and delicious part of a balanced diet. But, with the recent concerns regarding certain fruit, people may start to wonder what they can do to help reduce their risk of getting ill. The Cascade City-County Health Department wants…

Don’t Let the Stomach Bug Bite!

This summer the Cascade City-County Health Department’s ongoing surveillance with the local healthcare community shows more patients with gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  These symptoms will usually begin suddenly and last about 1-2 days.  Although there has been a recent increase in…

Dishing Up Food Permits

This time of year there are a lot of fairs and special events that offer food. Fundraisers, promotional events and other functions occur frequently in and around Great Falls during the summer months. In order to make sure this food is safe, state law and…