Important News about the Montana Healthy Communities Conference Scheduled for April 28-30

Governor Steve Bullock has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency regarding COVID-19 . In light of this development and the demands that is putting on the people of our state, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Montana Healthy Communities Conference scheduled for April 28-30 in Helena.  Here are some key points of information:

  • The Montana Healthy Communities Conference will be postponed until the fall of 2020.  More information will be posted as we identify a date.
  • We will provide refunds automatically to all who have registered for the conference. 
  • If you have made reservations at the hotel, please cancel them as soon as possible.
  • We are in the process of planning a virtual event to occur  during the same period of time as the original conference.  More information to follow.
  • We will be reaching out to speakers and event sponsors individually.

We ask that you remain patient with us during this transition, but feel free to contact us with any and all questions.   We are thankful for the wonderful people all across the state who are working to keep our communities healthy during this public health emergency.


What is Montana Healthy Communities?

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. 

Economic Vitality = Healthy Communities

Montana Healthy Communities is a grassroots collaboration of various organizations committed to raising awareness in Montana about the relationship between the physical and mental health of its citizens and the economic vitality of the community. This includes the coordinated discussion, planning and funding for quality jobs, transportation, research, broadband, schools, safe walking, biking and recreational options, early child care, housing, infrastructure, revitalization and historic preservation. 

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Hosts & Sponsors 


Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Montana Healthcare Foundation, and the Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center at Montana State University.


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Educational partners and sponsors include: Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE), MoFi, Montana Health CO-OP, Montana Hospital Association, Montana InBRE-the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, Montana Primary Care Association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Montana Department of Commerce, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana State University Extension, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, Northwest Area Foundation, O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, PacificSource Health Plans and the University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.

Montana Healthy Communities Archive 


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2017 Conference


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2016 Mini Grants

2016 Webinars
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2015 Conference