Montana Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health

Working to connect students to healthcare careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.

  • "Deer" by Jason Thomas
  • Missouri River - Fort Benton, MT by Amanda Judisch
  • Kootenai River - Libby, MT by Amanda Judisch
  • "Open Road" by Audrey Schadt
  • Amsterdam, MT by Jordan Brown

The Montana AHEC mission is to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals, with an emphasis on primary care, through community/academic educational partnerships, in order to increase the access to quality healthcare.


Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center
Montana State University
P.O. Box 170520
Bozeman, MT 59717-0520
Fax: 406-994-5653

Kristin Juliar

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Montana Healthcare Foundation -                      2016 Call for Proposals

The Montana Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce our 2016 call for grant proposals to address the state's most pressing health needs. This year they are expecting to issue more than $3 million in grants in our three focus areas: American Indian Health, Behavioral Health, and Partnerships for Better Health.

They are offering two grant programs under this call: Rapid Response and Large Grants.

  • The Rapid Response Program (for grants up to $50,000) will be awarded through a one-step application process that will be offered twice in 2016, with the possibility of a third opportunity in the fall.
  • The Large Grant program (for grants up to $150,000) will be awarded through a two-step application process offered once this year. 

They are also including an Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative under the Behavioral Health focus this year. This initiative will support the implementation of integrated behavioral health services in Montana

For information on this Call for Proposals, please click here.

View their Press Release here.

CFP Webinar and Conference Call Dates

The Montana Healthcare Foundation is offering two general overview webinars that will cover each focus area and the nuts and bolts of how to apply. They will also offer a conference call to provide more details on the American Indian Focus. If you have any questions on their focus areas, the types of projects they fund, or how their online grant application system works, please sign up!

  1. General Webinar #1: Thursday, February 18th at 1:00 PM
  2. General Webinar #2: Wednesday, March 2nd at 1:00 PM

The American Indian Focus Call will be on Tuesday, February 23rd at 1:00 PM. To sign up for this call please email or call (406) 451-7060.


WWAMI Big Sky Faculty Development Conference

April 8th-10th, 2016 -- Big Sky, MontanaWWAMI Logo

Who should attend this conference?

  • Montana WWAMI first-year ICM preceptors
  • R/UOP preceptors
  • 3rd and 4th Year Required and Elective Clerkship preceptors
  • Montana WRITE and TRUST preceptors
  • Non-Montana WRITE or TRUST/WRITE preceptors
  • Families and Guests are Welcome!

The Montana WWAMI Faculty Development Conference will be held April 8th - 10th at Big Sky Resort. The goal of the conference is to gather Montana physicians affiliated with the Montana WWAMI program and offer faculty development topics pertinent to their role of teaching physicians, particularly as they relate to rural and underserved care. CLICK HERE for more information!