Meet Gallatin City-County Health Department’s, Health Program Specialist, Elizabeth Aghbashian

March 26, 2018 | General, Health, Healthy Living

As a Health Program Specialist, I coordinate the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program for low-income, un-insured and under-insured individuals. I also, coordinate a staff of Spanish-speaking community health workers.  In Spanish, they are called “Promotoras.”  I have been in Public Health for more than 20 years, working at both the local and state levels.  […]

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Well and Septic Owner Responsibilities and Educational Opportunities

By Christine Miller, Water Quality Specialist/Hydrogeologist Do you rely on a domestic well for your drinking water supply? If so, have you ever tested your water quality? As a well owner, it is up to you to test your drinking water to ensure it is safe for you and your family. It is estimated that […]

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Try it, you might like it! Tips for parents of picky eaters.

March 15, 2018 | Kids & Families, Nutrition, WIC

Do you feel like pulling your hair out when it comes to getting your preschooler to eat anything but mac & cheese? Would your toddler rather play with Legos than eat anything at all? If you lay awake at night worrying about your child’s nutrition, read on for some helpful tips! In our line of […]

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Meet Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Public Health Nurse, Daniela Lopez-Morales de Hauck

March 14, 2018 | Community Resources, Happenings

In celebration of Women’s History Month, meet some of the amazing women working hard to ensure the health and welfare of our community. How long have you been in this field? I have worked at the health department for 3 years mainly in the immunization/communicable diseases program. I mainly work with the immunizations part of this […]

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Celebrate National Reading AND Women’s History Month With These Great Reads

It’s National Reading Month and Women’s History Month! If you are interested in public health, consider checking out some of these books – all written by awesome ladies. Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson Silent Spring began with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities […]

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Screening Can Save Your Life

Colorectal cancer screening may not be your favorite topic, in fact, it is probably not even on your mind–but it should be. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and not just in people over 50 years old.1 Ten percent of new colon cancer patients are under 50.2 […]

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Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day!

It’s National Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day! Considering reading these one of these environmental health-related books with your child. In addition to spending quality time with your child and setting them up for success, you’re teaching them the importance of being stewards of our environment. Happy reading! The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss Long […]

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Now is the perfect time to be through with chew!

February 15, 2018 | Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco Prevention

Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch— it’s not safe. If you are a father, brother, coach or community leader who uses chewing tobacco, you are setting a risky example for youth in your life. Ninety percent of adults who use tobacco started in childhood, and your own tobacco use […]

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Tips and Tricks for Managing Special Diets

Have you ever had friends or family members try to persuade you try a certain diet? Or have a medical professional advise you to eat a certain way based on some study? Like me, you were probably thinking to yourself, “Well, that’s not going to work! I have celiac disease, or my kid has a […]

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Gallatin County 4th Quarter Inspection Reports

The Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services performs inspections that assure the safety of the public and the prevention of conditions and practices that endanger public health. Inspections are focused on health-related issues where registered sanitarians determine compliance with the local Health Code and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules. An […]

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