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Gianforte, DPHHS Awards Over $150,000 to Support Food Access

Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today that Montana No Kid Hungry (NKH) has awarded a total of $150,980 through grants to 11 local organizations across the state to...

 

DPHHS Announces $3.7 Million Investment to Help Montanans with Significant Medical Needs

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today an investment of $3.7 million over the next 18 months to provide a financial boost to over 1,300 Montana Medicaid recipients with significant medical needs. “This in...

 

DPHHS Issues Statement on Injunction Against Federal Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

“The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is pleased that a federal court has issued an order granting a nationwide preliminary injunction against implementation of CMS’s vaccine mandate for health care workers, particularly in...

 

Gifts With A Lift Program Spreads Holiday Cheer to Montana State Hospital Patients

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that donation boxes have been set up at various locations across the state to receive holiday gifts to benefit Montana State Hospital (MSH) patients. The effort is part of...

 

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Cereal

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today a voluntary recall of rice cereal for infants and babies has been issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled infant cereal was distributed...

 

Falls Prevention Awareness Week in September 20-24

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials report that nearly one in three Montanans aged 65 and older have reported falling at least once in the last 12 months. Further, about 1,900 Montanans were hospitalized due to unintentio...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    August 25, 2021

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended & Available for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

Montana health care providers can now offer third doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following new recently announced federal recommendations. “This is great news because we know the impact...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    July 14, 2021

DPHHS Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Services

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced the agency is seeking public comment on its federal application to expand mental health and substance use treatment services through the Healing and Ending...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    June 30, 2021

State Officials Report Alarming Trend of Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Montana

State officials said today the alarming increase of fentanyl-related fatalities in Montana that occurred in 2020 does not appear to be slowing down thus far into 2021. The Montana Department of Justice’s State Crime Lab reported 41...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    April 14, 2021

DPHHS Confirms First Hantavirus Case for 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed that an adult male from Richland County has been diagnosed with hantavirus infection. The individual acquired the illness while working out of state where there was an...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Government    March 24, 2021

State Health Agency Continues to Work with CDC on Surveillance for Variant Strains

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today the state now has 19 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus variant strains. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified DPHHS late yesterday...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    News    March 24, 2021

State Health Agency Continues to Work with CDC on Surveillance for Variant Strains

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced March 17th the state now has 19 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 virus variant strains. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified DPHHS of 11...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    March 10, 2021

Southwest Montana Veterans Home Welcomes First Resident

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced the brand new Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) welcomed its first resident into the facility today, March 8. The very...

 

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