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2020 Census is Live!

By State News

Montanans can now begin filling out their Census forms online or by phone at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. In conjunction with the beginning of the 2020 Census, Montana’s Complete Count Committee is releasing its final public service announcement encouraging Montanans to respond.

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2019 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)

By County News, State News

The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) outlines five key priority areas to improve health in Montana, with goals, proven strategies to address health problems, and data to monitor health trends. Engage with your public health departments on their work to create community health improvement plans at the local level and use the data and strategies in the SHIP to start a conversation about how local trends might be mirroring state public health concerns.

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Public Health Agencies Respond to New Coronavirus

By State News

Public health agencies at all levels are responding to a new coronavirus originally identified in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in the Hubei province of China. Since the detection of the virus, currently known as 2019 nCoV, the illness has spread quickly in China resulting in over 20,000 cases and over 400 deaths reported in China as of 2/4/2020. While nearly 30 countries have reported at least one case, including 11 in the United States with direct and indirect links to Wuhan, China appears to be the only area with sustained transmission of the virus at this time.

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Health in the 406

By County News, State News

Health in the 406 is a regular communication by the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) on a variety of health topics designed to raise awareness of issues that impact the daily lives of Montanans.

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The Montana Water Summit 2020

By State News

Mark your calendar for the second biennial Montana Water Summit, March 3-4 in Helena! The goal of the Montana Water Summit is to provide information, spur discussion and explore solutions in a statewide forum to help Montanans address critical tensions at the nexus of land and water planning, management and policy.

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DNRC Energy Summit

By State News

Montana DNRC’s Energy Summit will take place February 13, 2020 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The summit was designed for farmers and ranchers to help them understand their property rights and land reclamation options when negotiating surface agreements with oil/gas, wind, solar, or utility companies.

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How the 2020 Census Impacts Montana

By State News

For every Montana resident counted, the Census estimates the state will receive nearly $2,000 per person each year in federal funding. The $20,000 per person coming into the state over the next decade is used across Montana counties for medical assistance, educational programs, need-based support, infrastructure, highway planning and over 300 other programs. Spending just a few minutes to complete your Census form will help ensure Montana gets its fair share of federal funding. Filling out the form is quick, easy, safe and important.

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