World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2019

Join us during World Breastfeeding Week 2019 to learn more about our work to empower parents and enable breastfeeding. There are many unbelievable benefits to your child when you breastfeed—benefits for their health, IQ, vision, obesity & disease prevention, and more—and there are many…

Stay Strong the Whole Year Long with the Back to School Clinic!

Our annual Back to School Immunizations and Sports Physical Clinic is coming soon! We’ll have more providers this year for shorter wait times! When: August 7, 2019, 10AM to 4PM Where: Montana Expo Park Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena Here’s what will…

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…

WIC Farmer’s Market Giveaway

Update: as of Weds, 7/17/19, our WIC office has distributed all of its 2019 farmer’s market vouchers. Thank you for participating and for spreading the word! If you have received farmer’s market benefits, please return your completed cards to the WIC office by Thurs,…

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…