15 minutes, ½ gallon of cigarette butts, and a clean park!

It’s estimated that 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts end up as toxic trash each year and they are not biodegradable. As an example of the impact tobacco has on our environment, Monforton School Student Council and Leadership team cleaned up a half gallon of cigarette butts in Bozeman’s Kirk Park to raise awareness of […]

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Gallatin County Community Health Discussions

Gallatin City-County Health Department, Bozeman Health, and Community Health Partners invite community members to participate in a conversation about the health of their communities and Gallatin County. Throughout the past few months, more than 400 residents were asked about their health during a telephone survey. Next week, results of this community health assessment will be […]

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Get Rolling (or Strolling)

We all suffer from it, the lure of sunshine coaxing us outside. Unfortunately, this generally isn’t an option on weekdays, but there is a solution…bike or walk to work! This may not be the kind of “fun in the sun” you had in mind, but it can certainly make your morning and evening commute much […]

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Working Upstream

In 1854, London faced an outbreak of cholera. Dr. John Snow, believing the disease was transmitted through the mouth began investigating the cause of the outbreak, which included plotting the infected area on a map. The results led him to a water pump he suspected was the source of the outbreak. Dr. Snow had the […]

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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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Make the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation

It’s National Public Health Week and the public health community is once again rallying around the goal to make the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation- by 2030. American’s are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, thanks largely to the work of public health, but the work is not over. People in […]

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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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Presentation Community Health Improvement Plan

With the start of the New Year, the staff of Healthy Gallatin would like to take some time to look back and reflect on the progress that was made throughout 2014, as well as assess plans for moving forward in 2015. Last year, we updated the Community Health Improvement Plan, which outlines what the community […]

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How Healthy is Gallatin County: Binge Drinking

  For the past four years, Gallatin County has been the healthiest county in Montana, according to the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. The County Health Rankings assesses health through a variety of factors that include health outcomes (length of life and quality of life), health behaviors (like diet and exercise, tobacco use, and access […]

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