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Upcoming Events

  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Course, March 27-28, 8 AM to 5 PM, at the Montana Association of Counties conference room, 2715 Skyway Drive, Helena. Call 406-457-8361 for more information. Registration form.

50 Eateries Honored for Commitment to Food Safety

Some of this year's award winners.

Congratulations to this year's winners of our Gold and Silver Fork Awards! These awards, given annually, recognize local eating establishments that make exceptional efforts to make, serve, and sell safe food to the public. Learn more and see a list of all the winners.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise Locally

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The number of county residents with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has been climbing for the past several years. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the most commonly reported diseases in the nation. They put people at risk for severe and often irreversible health consequences, including infertility, chronic pain, and increased risk for HIV. Yet they're all treatable and preventable. Learn more about the epidemic and how to protect yourself.

Low-Cost Well Sampling Kits Available

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Is your well water safe? The Water Quality Protection District is offering water sampling kits at a reduced cost so you can find out. Annual well-water testing is the only way to know if your water is safe.  Stop by the City-County Building, Room 220 to pick up your drinking water sampling kit. For more information on the program, visit the MSU Extension Water Quality Program or call 406-457-8584.

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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We’re in the midst of a worldwide “diabetes tsunami.” The International Diabetes Federation reports that about 415 million people suffer from type 2 diabetes. This incurable yet preventable disease is now the third-leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer. Experts attribute the epidemic primarily to 2 factors: the aging of the population and the alarming rise in obesity. We can't do anything about the first, but we can all do something about the latter. Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Community Sets 'Common Agenda' to Improve Health

2016 Community Health Improvement Plan

Health officials have released a plan that identifies public health priorities in Lewis and Clark County and specific strategies to address them. The 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan was developed by a task force of about 50 people representing health care, social services, business, education, civic and nonprofit groups, law enforcement, and local and state government. "The purpose of the plan is to establish a common agenda that will help all of us focus our energy and resources,” said Melanie Reynolds, county health officer. “We’ll be most effective in improving people’s health if we all pull in the same direction.” Find the plan here.


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1930 Ninth Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
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316 North Park, Room 148
Helena, MT 59601
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316 North Park Avenue
Helena, MT 59623
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306 East Main, Room 201
PO Box 1231
East Helena, MT 59635
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Augusta, MT 59410
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