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HEALTH

   Goal: Improving People's Health

 

Good health is important to us all. Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, we are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.

Looking for information to help your child? We also support the Parent Resource Guide, published by The Missoula Forum for Children and Youth. It has great facts and ideas on how you can support the child (or teen) in your life.

T
o achieve our goal, we:

  • Support critical health-care services, including early-detection screening 
  • Reduce substance abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence
  • Prevent childhood obesity
  • Reduce and prevent suicide

 

Western Montana Suicide Prevention Initiative

 

Upcoming Trainings:

To register, please download this registration form. If you have additional questions, please contact  Nancy Berg. or call 406.243.4973.

 

SafeTALK

safeTALK: Saturday, March 21, 2015 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

safeTALK, Monday, April 20 2015, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost per person for above trainings: $30 including materials and certificates

You can learn more about SafeTalk, click here. The trainings will be conducted on the University of Montana campus.

 

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

ASIST training April 22-23, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (attendance at both days is required) Click here to download the registration form.

 

Cost per person for the 2-day ASIST training: $110.00 includes materials and certificates.

 

You can learn more about ASIST by clicking here
Questions about these trainings? Please call Nancy Berg at 406.243.4973

 

Preventing suicide is everyone's business. Montana has the nation's highest suicide rate, and has had one of the highest rates for years. But there are many effective strategies that can be employed to stem this tragic tide. To shed a light of hope on the dark issue of suicide, and to increase alignment and collaboration between public and private organizations working to prevent suicide, United Way helped found the Western Montana Suicide Prevention Initiative. WMSPI's first public initiative was "Not Alone," a suicide-prevention summit held last September, which 225 health-care workers, students, mental health counselors, nonprofit staff, veterans counselors, educators and members of the business and faith communities received training in strategies proven effective in recognizing and addressing the signs of suicide. 

 

 


Our Health Partners

*Child Care Resources
105 E Pine St  Missoula, Mt 59802
728-6446
www.childcareresources.org

*First STEP Resource Center
500 W Broadway Missoula, MT 59802
329-5740

www.saintpatrick.org/index.aspx/Serving_Our_Community/First_STEP


Let's Move! Missoula

Missoula City-County Health Department
258-3895
letsmovemissoula.org

Make Your Move Missoula

www.facebook.com/MakeYourMoveMissoula

*Missoula Aging Services / Meals on Wheels
337 Stephens Missoula, MT 59801
728-7682 
www.missoulaagingservices.org

*Missoula Food Bank / Kids Table
219 S 3rd W Missoula, MT 59801
459-0543
www.missoulafoodbank.org

*Mountain Home Montana / Transitional Living Program
2606 S Ave W Missoula, MT 59804
541-4663 
www.mountainhomemt.org

*Open Aid Alliance / HIV / Hepatitis C Testing, Counseling, & Referral Program
500 N Higgins, Ste 100 Missoula, MT 59802
543-4770 
www.missoulaaidscouncil.org

*The Parenting Place
PO Box 3805 Missoula, MT 59806
728-5437 
www.parentingplace.net

*Partnership Health Center / Access to Therapy, Healthcare and Screenings / Lowell School Clinic
323 W Alder Missoula, MT 59802
258-4191 
www.co.missoula.mt.us/phc/

*The Girls Way

1515 Wyoming St, STE 300
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 830-3018
thegirlsway.org

*Youth Homes, Inc. / Friends to youth
PO Box 7616 Missoula, MT 59807
721-2704
www.youthhomes.com


*Denotes partners receiving a community impact fund grant. For a full list of partners receiving community impact grants, click here.