Montana Healthy Communities #MTHC2017
There is more to health than health care. Affordable housing, fresh produce, safe places to exercise, quality early child care, and good jobs are all critically important when it comes to the health of Montana's residents.
Cost to attend $35 * Seats are filling fast! Register today!
The 2017 Montana Healthy Communities Conference: Building on What Works is a 1.5 day conference that will bring together community development and health leaders from across the state to explore the future of community health improvement.
The conference kicks off on Wednesday, November 1, with a networking reception, What Works in Montana poster showcase, and optional pre-conference session. Thursday, November 2, includes a full day of sessions featuring national and local speakers, What Works in Montana poster recognition, and additional networking
Who should attend:
Professionals in the fields of community economic development, public health, health care, housing, education, human services, early child care, philanthropy, business, law enforcement, and others interested in building healthy communities in Montana!
Discuss how best to align resources for collective impact, learn how to build a market that values health, gain insights from successful cross-sector projects, and increase their understanding of what works for funding healthy communities initiatives.
How we got here:
This conference will build upon the momentum that began at the 2015 conference. See the 2015 agenda, 2016 webinars or 2016 Mini-Grants below in the Montana Healthy Community Archives.
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Montana Healthcare Foundation, and the Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center and at Montana State University.
Sponsored by the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation , Montana Primary Care Association, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Hospital Association, Opportunity Link, and The OP and WE Edwards Foundation.
KEYNOTE: Tyler Norris
Tyler has shaped health and development initiatives in hundreds of communities in the US and around the world. He has an extensive background as a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places.
Equitable Attendance Scholarships
Thanks to our generous sponsors scholarships are available to assist under-resourced organizations or community members who cannot afford to attend the conference without aid.
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Optional Pre-Conference Workshop *Seating is limited
This workshop will examine the interplay between health and community well-being. Facilitator Alana Knudson, Co-Director of the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Analysis, will lead a dialogue on multi-sector engagement to address rural health and economic needs.
Who should attend:
Economic development, public health, law enforcement, business, and education professionals.
Cross-Sector Engagement to Improve Health in Rural Montana
11/1, Wednesday from
Montana Primary Care Association
Montana State University Area Health Education Center and Office of Rural Health.
What Works in Montana Poster Showcase
The Poster Showcase will highlight 25 successful cross-sector collaborations from across Montana. Learn what it would take to replicate these initiatives in your community. Project representatives will be available to share their recommendations and ingredients for success.
Hardin and Big Horn County ● Great Falls
Missoula and Missoula County ● Red Lodge
Billings and Yellowstone County ● Richland County
Helena and Lewis & Clark County ● Havre, Libby and Lolo
Livingston and Park County
Bozeman, Belgrade and the Greater Gallatin County area
Little Shell, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Fort Peck and Fort Belknap
Butte, Anaconda, Dillon, Deer Lodge and the three surrounding counties
Montana Healthy Communities Archive