Healthy Communities Initiative

The 2017 Montana Healthy Communities Conference: Building on What Works

Helena, MT

November 1 - 2, 2017

There is more to health than health care. Affordable housing, fresh produce, safe places to exercise, quality early child care, and good jobs are all critically important when it comes to the health of Montana’s residents.

Thank you for attending! Over 250 attendees and a wonderful presentation from Governor Bullock! We appreciate generous support from these sponsors: First Interstate BancSystem Foundation,  Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation , Montana Primary Care Association, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Hospital Association, Opportunity Link, Inc., The OP and WE Edwards Foundation and PacificSource Health Plans.


The 2017 Montana Healthy Communities Conference: Building on What Works is a 1.5 day conference that will bring together community development and health leaders from across the state to explore the future of community health improvement.

The conference kicks off on Wednesday, November 1, with a networking reception, What Works in Montana poster showcase, and optional pre-conference session.  Thursday, November 2, includes a full day of sessions featuring national and local speakers, What Works in Montana poster recognition, and additional networking.

Who should attend:

Professionals in the fields of community economic development, public health, health care, housing, education, human services, early child care, philanthropy, business, law enforcement, and others interested in building healthy communities in Montana!

Participants will:

Discuss how best to align resources for collective impact, learn how to build a market that values health, gain insights from successful cross-sector projects, and increase their understanding of what works for funding healthy communities initiatives.

How we got here:

This conference will build upon the momentum that began at the 2015 conference. See the 2015 agenda, 2016 webinars or 2016 Mini-Grants in the Montana Healthy Community Archives.

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Montana Healthcare Foundation, and the Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center and at Montana State University.

Sponsored by the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation,  Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation , Montana Primary Care Association, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Hospital Association, Opportunity Link, Inc., The OP and WE Edwards Foundation and PacificSource Health Plans. 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

12:00 to 5:30 p.m. Registration and check-in will be available from noon to 5:30 p.m. | Foyer

12:15 to  2:15 p.m.

Harvesting Opportunity: Strengthening Regional Food Systems | Governors Room

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and National Center for Appropriate Technology

Participation is by invitation only.

2:30 to  4:30 p.m.

Cross-Sector Engagement to Improve Health in Rural Montana | Oriental Room (A, B, C, D)

This workshop will examine the interplay between health and community well-being. Facilitator Alana Knudson, Co-Director of the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Analysis at the University of Chicago, will lead a dialogue on multi-sector engagement to address rural health and economic needs.

Jessica Miller, SHIP Coordinator for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, will also present the new Montana State Health Improvement Plan, including proposed priorities and next steps.

Hosted by Montana Primary Care Association and Montana State University Office of Rural Health/AHEC

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

CONFERENCE OPENING AND WELCOME RECEPTION | Oriental Room (A, B, C, D)

Join us for appetizers, drinks, and discussion!

Building a Culture of Health in Rural America

Presentation at 6:00 p.m.

Alana Knudson, Co-Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Analysis, University of Chicago

What opportunities exist to improve health, well-being, and economic vitality in rural com.munities? Highlights from focus groups, held jointly with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in rural communities across the United States, will be presented.

What Works in Montana Poster Session

Learn what it would take to replicate these initiatives in your community. Project representatives will be available to share their recommendations and ingredients for success.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

Check-In and Networking Breakfast | Foyer/Ballroom

MORNING PLENARY | Great Northern Ballroom

8:20 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Major Robinson, Assistant Vice President, Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Aaron Wernham, Chief Executive Officer, Montana Healthcare Foundation

Four Eras of Community Building

David Erickson, Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Keynote Address: Building a Market that Values Health

Tyler Norris, Chief Executive Officer, Well Being Trust

The Future of Community Health Improvement

Tyler Norris and David Erickson will share their perspectives on where the field of community health improvement is headed.

Moderator: Ela Rausch, Senior Project Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

9:50 a.m. 

BREAK

10:05 a.m.

Investing in the Well-Being of Montana’s Youngest Residents

Rob Grunewald, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Deborah Neuman, Consultant, Funders for Montana’s Children

Amy Hyfield, Executive Director, The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation

Rick Edwards, Director of Community Connections, NorthWestern Energy

Moderator: Diana Holshue, Director of Regional Outreach, Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

10:55 a.m.    

Lessons Learned from Cross-Sector Community Health Improvement Projects in Montana

Ruth Bilyeu, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Red Lodge Fire Rescue Community Care Team

Food for Thoughts

Kallie Dale-Ramos, Attorney, Montana Legal Services Association

Montana Health Justice Partnership 

Shelly Sutherland, Chief Community Development Officer, Bighorn Valley Health Center

River Valley Farmer’s Market Expansion

Mary McCourt, School Wellness Coordinator, Missoula City-County Health Department

Let’s Move! Missoula

Moderator: Kelly Bruggeman, Chief Giving Officer and Executive Director, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation

12:10 p.m. 

NETWORKING LUNCH | Great Northern Ballroom

Recognition of What Works in Montana Projects | 12:30 p.m.

Kristin Juliar, Director, Montana Office of Rural Health/Area Health Education Center, Montana State University

Call to Action | 12:35 p.m.

Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana

Community Health Improvement: Reflections on Hospital Engagement | 12:45 p.m.

Dick Brown, President, Montana Hospital Association

1:10 p.m. 

Housing Is Health Care: Aligning Resources for Collective Impact

Debbie Canavan Thiele, Managing Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Erin Kautz, Grants Administrator, Community and Planning Services, Missoula County

Merry Hutton, Regional Director for Community Benefit and Care Transitions, Providence St. Patrick Hospital

Eran Pehan, Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Missoula

Moderator: Ted Madden, Chief Operating Officer, Montana Healthcare Foundation

2:05 p.m. 

What Works for Funding Community Health Improvement

Lisa Beczkiewicz, Invest Health Leader and Health Promotion Supervisor, Missoula City-County Health Department

Sarah Fitzgerald, NMTC Director and Chief Lending Officer, Montana & Idaho CDC

Jennifer Olson, Administrator, Community Development Division, Montana Department of Commerce

Brenda Solórzano, Chief Executive Officer, Head.waters Health Foundation of Western Montana

Moderator: Michael Grover, Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

3:20 p.m. 

BREAK

Returning to Our Communities: Next Steps

Interactive table discussion.

4:30 p.m. 

Closing and Adjournment Michael Grover, Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Four Eras of Community Building

David Erickson, Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco- Click to view presentation

 

Investing in the Well-Being of Montana’s Youngest Residents

Rob Grunewald, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis- Click to view presentation

 

Lessons Learned from Cross-Sector Community Health Improvement Projects in Montana

Ruth Bilyeu, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Red Lodge Fire Rescue Community Care Team

Food for Thoughts- Click to view presentation

Kallie Dale-Ramos, Attorney, Montana Legal Services Association

Montana Health Justice Partnership- Click to view presentation

Shelly Sutherland, Chief Community Development Officer, Bighorn Valley Health Center

River Valley Farmer’s Market Expansion- Click to view presentation

Mary McCourt, School Wellness Coordinator, Missoula City-County Health Department

Let’s Move! Missoula- Click to view presentation

 

Housing Is Health Care: Aligning Resources for Collective Impact

Ted Madden, Chief Operating Officer, Montana Healthcare Foundation- Click to view presentation

Debbie Canavan Thiele, Managing Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing- Click to view presentation

 

What Works for Funding Community Health Improvement

Lisa Beczkiewicz, Invest Health Leader and Health Promotion Supervisor, Missoula City-County Health Department- Click to view presentation

Sarah Fitzgerald, NMTC Director and Chief Lending Officer, Montana & Idaho CDC- Click to view presentation

Jennifer Olson, Administrator, Community Development Division, Montana Department of Commerce- Click to view presentation

Brenda Solórzano, Chief Executive Officer, Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana- Click to view presentation

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What Works in Montana Project Showcase:

1. Montana Harvest of the Month
Poster representative: Aubree Roth, Montana
Team Nutrition Program, Montana State University

2. No Kid Hungry Active Kids Project
Poster representative: Elaine Stedman, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Richland County

3. Let’s Move! Missoula
Poster representative: Mary McCourt, Let’s Move!
Missoula, Missoula City-County Health Department

4. Kids in Motion
Poster representative: Wyeth Friday, City of Billings

5. Partnerships for a More Vibrant and Healthier
Neighborhood
Poster representative: Melissa Henderson, Healthy by Design

6. Sealants for Smiles!
Poster representative: Caity Kirk, Sprout Oral Health

7. Butte Child Evaluation Center, Multi-
Disciplinary Team
Poster representative: Molly Molloy, Southwest Montana CHC

8. Montana Project LAUNCH
Poster representative: Sarah Webb, Greater Gallatin United Way

9. Food for Thoughts
Poster representative: Ruth Bilyeu, Red Lodge Fire Rescue Community Care Team

10. Manufactured Housing and Health
Poster representative: Kaia Peterson, NeighborWorks Montana

11. Cascade Ridge Senior Apartments
Poster representative: Mary Bair, Montana Board of Housing

12. Big Sky Villas Rehabilitation Health Impact
Assessment
Poster representative: Lori Christenson, Gallatin City-County Health Department

13. Pantry Supper Club
Poster representative: Michael McCormick, Livingston Food Resource Center

14. Fresh Food Initiative
Poster representative: Kim Dale, Helena Food Share

15. Montana Healthy Food and Communities
Initiative (MHFCI)
Poster representative: Devona Bell, National Center for Appropriate Technology

16. River Valley Farmer’s Market Expansion
Project
Poster representative: Shelly Sutherland, Big Horn Valley Health Center

17. Healthy Foods Financing Initiative Project
(HFFIP)
Poster representative: Mitzi Racine, Native American Development Corporation

18. Butte’s Open Air Small Business Incubator
Poster representative: George Everett, Mainstreet Butte, Inc.

19. Pedlet
Poster representative: Joan Redeen, Great Falls Business Improvement District

20. Northern Winds Recovery Center (Small
Business Lending)
Poster representative: Sarah Fitzgerald, Montana & Idaho CDC

21. Montana Health Justice Partnership
Poster representative: Michelle Potts, Montana Legal Services Association

22. Adult Resource Alliance Care Transition Team
of Yellowstone County
Poster representative: Jennifer Hough, Adult Resource Alliance

23. Active Living Wayfinding System
Poster representative: Karen Lane, Lewis and Clark Public Health

24. Promoting a Culture of Health in Workplaces
Poster representative: Sara Murgel, Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Cancer Control Program

25. IPHARM—Improving Health Among Rural
Americans
Poster representative: Donna Beall, University of Montana College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences