What you need to know about EVALI

The following text comes from a November 7, 2019 press release from Montana State Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). Health officials identify two additional cases in Cascade County related to severe pulmonary disease associated with vaping Contact: Jon Ebelt, Public Information…

WIC Farmer’s Market Drawing Update: We have a winner!

Congratulations to Victoria, the winner of CCHD’s drawing for the electric pressure cooker and kitchen goods basket! Victoria was one of the lucky few who received WIC Farmer’s Market benefits in summer 2019. She took her vouchers to the Farmer’s Market, filled out her…

Press release August 14, 2019: State health officials confirm West Nile Virus

Important to take steps to avoid mosquito bites, state health officials say State and local public health officials are reporting the season’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) detections with three counties reporting positive mosquito samples. Cascade, Sheridan and Yellowstone counties have all had a…

Steps to prevent West Nile Virus

The following information comes from a June 12, 2019 Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) press release. You can find the original press release here. State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and…

Reduce Rabies Risk

At least one bat has already entered a Cascade County home in 2019, and—though the bat was fortunately not infected with the rabies virus—this is a good reminder to make sure you do what you can to prevent exposure. Below, please find the text…

Superfund Update — May 2019 — from Cascade County Commissioners

A letter from the Commissioners regarding the Black Eagle Superfund Site Cleanup & Art Higgins Memorial Park Plan is below. You can access the full text of the proposed plan for Black Eagle here. Letter from the Commissioners The Board of Cascade County Commissioners…

Flood Safety

Below are links to several of CCHD’s fact sheets to utilize as you take all necessary precautions and plan for your safety. If you have any questions, please call Katie Brewer, CCHD’s Preparedness and Community Planner, at 406-761-9899. Floods: What You Need to Know Safe…

The 2019 Montana TeenVax Challenge is on!

About the MT TeenVax Challenge The Montana TeenVax Challenge is part of a multi-year campaign to promote and increase awareness about adolescent vaccines, focusing on Tdap, meningococcal, HPV, and influenza immunizations. The MT TeenVax Challenge is part of a partnership with the Montana Chapter…

CodeRED Emergency Notifications

What is CodeRED? CodeRED is an emergency notification service. It allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email, and social media regarding time-sensitive notifications. Examples of such notifications would be AMBER alerts, notifications to take emergency action,…

Tick Bites: Avoid, Repel, Remove!

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. It also helps to know which ticks are most common in your area. Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks Avoid…