Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Veggies!

May 23, 2018 | Uncategorized

By, Shawnna Filer Today’s topic is “Everything you ever wanted to know about veggies!” (And maybe some things you didn’t know you wanted to know!) I exaggerate, but this edition of the Healthy Gallatin WIC Blog is all about and vegetables. Fun ideas, fun facts, a new recipe, the summer farmer’s markets and our very own […]

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This Summer, try Walking and Biking to Work!

May 21, 2018 | Uncategorized

Biking and walking to work and for local errands is a great way to insert exercise and recreation into your everyday schedule. As an alternative to driving, it can save money on gas and car maintenance, reduce traffic congestion and help us stay physically active and healthy, all while protecting the environment and the air […]

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Meet Gallatin Local Water Quality District and Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Big Sky Watershed Corps member, Michelle Pond

April 23, 2018 | Uncategorized

  Join us in recognizing Gallatin County’s women in science; working to maintain the health and wellbeing of our community. I am serving a 10.5 month AmeriCorps term through the Big Sky Watershed Corps, placed at both the water district and the health department’s Environmental Health Services. Here, I get to work on a variety […]

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Gallatin Local Water Quality District’s, Torie Haraldson

Join us in recognizing Gallatin County’s women in science; working to maintain the health and wellbeing of our community. I am the Water Quality Technician Specialist at the Gallatin Local Water Quality District (GLWQD). I have worked for the District since 2014, and have previous experience in the field of water resources in both the […]

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Ensuring the Right to Health

April 6, 2018 | Healthy Living

By, Meredith Howard Health is not a privilege, it is a fundamental human right. Everyone deserves the opportunity to accessible and affordable health services. Although the U.S. has made strides in public health systems, there is still a long way to go. In a nation of 326 million people, nearly 10% of the population remains […]

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Safety is Infectious!!

As much as we love to pride ourselves on our individuality, we are also humans who admire and follow the example of others. Who admires someone else the most? Our kids! Our kids idolize us and they follow our lead. What they see is what they believe is right and normal. How can we influence […]

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Help to Protect and Maintain a Healthy Planet 


“If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live.” — Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, in the Fifth Century BC Our environment, both natural and built, greatly impacts our health. The Gallatin City-County Health Department’s (GCCHD) Environmental […]

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Public Health; Working to Prevent Communicable Diseases

When it comes to communicable disease and public health departments, it is not always easy to connect the dots. What happens behind the scenes is more important to protecting your health than you may realize. It is common to think of the health department when it comes to immunizations, but preventing disease is more than […]

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Help Eliminate the Stigma Attached to Mental Health Services

Mental health is not something that affects some people; it affects all people. We all have a brain and emotions, which means we all have varying mental health needs and those needs change as we move through life. For those in crisis, or those who know someone is crisis, there is help. Trained crisis counselors […]

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Meet Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Larisa Hammond, RN

March 29, 2018 | Health, Healthy Living

In celebration of Women’s History Month, meet some of the amazing women working hard to ensure the health and welfare of our community. I have been a registered nurse since 2001 and have spent nearly two decades working as a public health nurse, first in Yellowstone County and in my current position. Why does your work […]

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