The Montana Office of Rural Health & AHEC aim to enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventative care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professional through community/academic educational partnerships. Our partnerships have created programs and committees to support Montana communities and the state's healthcare workforce. 

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Community Health Worker Program

The Montana Community Health Worker (CHW) training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Community Health Worker. 




Montana Family Support Program

The goal of the Montana Family Support Program is to increase the number of behavioral health-related paraprofessionals throughout Montana who are prepared to work with youth and families feeling the impact of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD).


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Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training - Professional Track

The goal of this program is to increase access to quality and culturally appropriate behavioral health services in Montana’s counties in eastern and north central Montana.

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Behavioral Health Training Program

The goal of this program is to prepare Community Health Workers, Community Integrated Health Professionals (also known as Community Paramedics) or Peer Support Specialists (PSS) to work in team-based models of care in order to address the social and behavioral needs of our rural and frontier communities.


Community Integrated Health Professionals/Community Paramedics

Community Integrated Health

Through partnerships, the Montana Office of Rural Health/Area Health Center supports the trainings of Community Integrated Health Professionals (also known as Community Paramedics) throughout Montana. 


Beth Ann Carter
Assistant Director/Behavioral Health Workforce


The MORH/AHEC Behavioral Health programs are supported by grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.