Public Health Publications

Community Health Improvement Plan

2016 Lewis and Clark County Health Improvement Plan

A report on the top health priorities of the county, as determined by a wide cross-section of community members representing various businesses, organizations, and government agencies. Also includes goals and strategies the community can use to address these priorities in the next 3-5 years. Priorities cover these broad areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic Disease
  • Communicable Disease
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Care Access

2013 Community Health Improvement Plan

2015 Community Health Report

A joint publication of Lewis and Clark Public Health and St. Peter's Hospital assessing the state of health in Lewis and Clark County. Includes information on demographics, length and quality of life, health behaviors, access to health care, factors that influence health, and health disparities and inequities. It also includes results of two community surveys about health and health care.

2011 Community Health Report


Public Health Guides

The following brochures produced by the health department are free for public use. Click on the name of the guide to download.


Bats and Rabies

Bats can be helpful creatures. They eat tons of insect pests. But bats can carry rabies, and they can infect people with this deadly disease. Never touch a bat!


Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires produce smoke that contains dangerous pollutants. These can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.


Healthy Habits

Healthy habits can protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work, or school.


Floods & Your Health

While the focus during flooding is often on protecting property, don't forget to protect the health and safety of you and your family.


Gardening & Lead

Gardening in soil that may be contaminated with lead can create special challenges. Follow these tips to make sure the produce you grow is healthy and safe to eat.


Zika Virus

Travelers and women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant are most at risk from this disease spread by certain kinds of mosquitoes.