Healthy Holidays to You

It is common to see an increase of illness during the winter months, and this year is no exception. The cold weather brings everyone indoors, keeping them in close contact with each other. People are traveling, taking germs with them when they go and—unfortunately—bringing…

World AIDS Day 2019

What is World AIDS Day? World AIDS Day takes place on December 1st each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from…

CCHD hires new Public Health Officer

Joe Briggs, Chairman of the Cascade County Board of County Commissioners, announced the recent hiring of Trisha Gardner as the Cascade City-County Health Officer. Gardner’s responsibilities will include the supervision of more than 40 employees in the Cascade City-County Health Department who play an…

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…

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…