Home Visits Work: Let’s Make Them Universal

Nov 14, 2016, 1:31 PM, Posted by Martha Davis Every family deserves an equal opportunity to build a healthy, nurturing environment that helps their kids thrive. That’s where home visits come in. Some of the most fulfilling and valuable experiences of my early career involved working as a home visitor about twenty years ago. I […]

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Social Wellness=Nurturing yourself and your relationships

July is Social Wellness Month Celebrate Social Wellness Month by nurturing your social relationships. Volunteer with a group. Call an out-of-state friend. Join a hiking or running club. Social wellness means nurturing yourself and your relationships. It means giving and receiving social support – ensuring that you have friends and other people, including family, to […]

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Dads Matter

All dads. Studies show having an involved father leads to better grades, lower teen pregnancy rates, lower drug use, lower crime rates and lower aggression.¹ Emotionally, it’s pretty simple; Kids love their parents. “Kids love their parents and will defend them to an irrational level,” says Patrick Duganz, Father Engagement Specialist at Gallatin City-County Health […]

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Underage binge drinking isn’t just someone else’s problem.

If you think Gallatin County is exempt from underage binge drinking, think again. With a focus on improving healthy behaviors and specifically alcohol misuse, the Healthy Behaviors coalition conducted a Community Readiness Assessment to identify problem awareness and readiness for change in relation to underage drinking. The assessment helps community partners understand where to intervene […]

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Personal Perspectives—The Success of Vaccinations.

Dr. James Feist knows from experience the devastation that communicable diseases like measles or mumps can bring to a family and a community. “When I was in training,” said Feist, a retired pediatrician in Gallatin County, “an entire hospital floor was filled with babies with meningitis, a brain infection that can cause deafness, affect learning, […]

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Life with a Mental Illness

Mental Health America recognizes May as Mental Health Month with the goal of building public recognition about the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness, informing people of the ways that the mind and body interact with each other, and providing tips and tools for taking positive actions to protect mental health and […]

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Every Kid Healthy™

Every Kid Healthy™ is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. It highlights the important link between physical activity and learning; because healthy kids learn better. Our community is full of programs and activities that give kids the resources and education to make healthy choices in the food they eat and […]

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Cheers to St.Patrick!

March 17, 2016 | Community Resources

St. Patrick was an important figure in Irish culture, but he was originally from Britain. He was kidnapped when he was 16 and taken to Ireland to be a slave. He escaped and went back to Britain, but later returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to its people. The celebration began as […]

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Workplace wellness, it’s more important than you think…

In today’s world, most people spend the majority of their day inside an office and inactivity has become more the norm than the exception. Not only does this affect both physical and mental health, it increases health-related expenses for the employee and employer. Unhealthy lifestyles can also lower productivity, increase absenteeism and lead to job […]

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National Preparedness Month

Would you be ready if there were an emergency? September is National Preparedness Month, but what exactly does it mean to be prepared? In honor of National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), we encourage you and your family to take some time this month to learn about local hazards, develop […]

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