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…

Flooding Information Headquarters for Cascade County, MT

This page is your 2019 Cascade County flood information headquarters! Bookmark it or write the address down, because here you’ll be able to quickly access any information you need about flooding—whether you need to know how to prepare, what to do during a flood,…

Salmonella — Health Tips

Salmonella and live poultry It’s common knowledge that Salmonella germs can be carried by chicken, ducks, geese, and turkey—in fact, Salmonella naturally lives in the gut of these and other poultry. Because of this, people learning to cook are always told to cook poultry…

Cascade County Press Release: Flooding Preparation

Click here to view a PDF of our April 9, 2019 press release. Visit our “In the News” web page to see all our press releases.* To stay tuned for flood-related news and updates, or just to learn how to prepare for a flood,…

Hantavirus Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year again: spring cleaning! As you start to clean out your homes, cabin, campers, sheds, and garages, be mindful of the risk of hantavirus. Hantavirus—or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome—is a rare but very serious lung disease transmitted by infected rodents…

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

We recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (collectively referred to as Native people) through the observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This national observance, now in its 12th year, is sponsored by a coalition of partners…

Preparing for Middle School: Upcoming Immunization Clinics at Sacajawea Elementary

To help prepare 6th graders for the giant step to middle school, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) will be at Sacajawea Elementary School in early March, offering immunizations required for students entering Middle School in August 2019. Parents should have received a letter…

Valentine’s Day is National Condom Day!

Happy Valentine’s—err, National Condom Day! Safe sex is very important because of the numerous sexually transmitted diseases out there today. The use of condoms is the most effective and convenient way to prevent the transmission of STDs. It is also one of the best…

Press Release: You Can Help Protect Against Measles

Great Falls, MT – In response to the recently publicized measles outbreaks in New York and Washington State, the Cascade City-County Health Department would like to reassure residents that they can take steps to protect themselves, their families, and the community from this potentially…