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. 

Montana Healthy Communities Conference: Building on What Works

The conference 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 opportunities.







Thank you Senator Tester for your support of the 2017 Montana Healthy Communities Conference!

What Works in Montana Project Showcase

Montana Harvest of the Month
Poster representative: Aubree Roth, Montana
Team Nutrition Program, Montana State University

No Kid Hungry Active Kids Project
Poster representative: Elaine Stedman, CEO, Boys
& Girls Club of Richland County

Let’s Move! Missoula
Poster representative: Mary McCourt, Let’s Move!
Missoula, Missoula City-County Health

Kids in Motion
Poster representative: Wyeth Friday, City of

Partnerships for a More Vibrant and Healthier
Poster representative: Melissa Henderson, Healthy
by Design

Sealants for Smiles!
Poster representative: Caity Kirk, Sprout Oral

Butte Child Evaluation Center, Multi-
Disciplinary Team
Poster representative: Molly Molloy, Southwest
Montana CHC

Montana Project LAUNCH
Poster representative: Sarah Webb, Greater
Gallatin United Way

Food for Thoughts
Poster representative: Ruth Bilyeu, Red Lodge Fire
Rescue Community Care Team

Manufactured Housing and Health
Poster representative: Kaia Peterson,
NeighborWorks Montana 

Cascade Ridge Senior Apartments
Poster representative: Mary Bair, Montana Board
of Housing

Big Sky Villas Rehabilitation Health Impact
Poster representative: Lori Christenson, Gallatin
City-County Health Department

Pantry Supper Club
Poster representative: Michael McCormick,
Livingston Food Resource Center

Fresh Food Initiative
Poster representative: Kim Dale, Helena Food

Montana Healthy Food and Communities
Initiative (MHFCI)
Poster representative: Devona Bell, National
Center for Appropriate Technology

River Valley Farmer’s Market Expansion
Poster representative: Shelly Sutherland, Big Horn
Valley Health Center

Healthy Foods Financing Initiative Project
Poster representative: Mitzi Racine, Native
American Development Corporation

Butte’s Open Air Small Business Incubator
Poster representative: George Everett, Mainstreet
Butte, Inc.

Poster representative: Joan Redeen, Great Falls
Business Improvement District 

Northern Winds Recovery Center (Small
Business Lending)
Poster representative: Sarah Fitzgerald, Montana &
Idaho CDC

Montana Health Justice Partnership
Poster representative: Michelle Potts, Montana
Legal Services Association

Adult Resource Alliance Care Transition Team
of Yellowstone County
Poster representative: Jennifer Hough, Adult
Resource Alliance

Active Living Wayfinding System
Poster representative: Karen Lane, Lewis and Clark
Public Health

Promoting a Culture of Health in Workplaces
Poster representative: Sara Murgel, Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services,
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Bureau, Montana Cancer Control Program

IPHARM—Improving Health Among Rural
Poster representative: Donna Beall, University of
Montana College of Health Professions and
Biomedical Sciences



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 First Interstate BancSystem Foundation,  Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation , Montana Primary Care Association, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Hospital Association, Opportunity Link, Inc., The OP and WE Edwards Foundation and PacificSource Health Plans.