Inspiring presentations and a Montana specific design hub to guide productive cross-sector conversations for improving your community.

This Virtual Journey is a way to move forward with our cancelled April conference by bridging the content and experience over webinars. Join us for FREE, without traveling and watch past recorded sessions to catch up!




Schedule of Webinars


Recordings & Resources

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Do Tank Learning Hub



Learning Objectives

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Speaker Bios




Thursdays at 10:00 AM MDT
September 10
September 17
October 1
October 15
October 22
November 5
November 19
1-hour FREE webinars


The Virtual Journey will lead you on a systematic, step-by-step voyage to learn how to lead, guide and construct a community based strategic game plan that creates healthier communities in a collaborative, cross-sector manner.

Now more than ever:

  • communities understand the impact that health has on the economy,
  • communities need to combine and leverage resources, and
  • community partners and businesses must collectively identify and tackle issues through multisector cooperation.


Highlights of the Virtual Journey include:

  • Live chance to ask your questions of leading experts and business strategists.
  • Networking with fellow trailblazers across our state.
  • Access to a business strategy and visual design thinking hub created for Montana communities including video tutorials, facilitation guides and more. 
  • 2020 data on migration to rural areas.
  • County level data on social and economic prosperity.
  • Local success stories.

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