Our Director of Population Health Services writes about community responses to students’ mental health needs. Those ways of reducing suicide rates include a CPR-like training to help community members to respond to individuals in crisis, a game that helps children manage their own behavior, and a program targeting the mental health needs of middle school and high school students.
One of our resident physicians in the Montana Family Medicine Residency explains some of the risk factors that make elderly people more susceptible to falls.
Our licensed clinical professional counselor at RiverStone Health’s Orchard School Clinic explains how adults modeling good behavior can help their children when they have a no good, very bad day.
School-based clinics have been shown to improve children’s overall health and their success in school. Health issues that can influence academic success include poor dental health, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, inattention and hyperactivity. School-based health centers help address those issues. They can also help reduce chronic absenteeism, which is linked to an increased risk of academic failure.
Find out about the National Health Service Corps, which offers scholarships to students or loan repayment to primary care providers who agree to practice in areas where they are needed. The NHSC helps Community Health Centers, like RiverStone Health Clinic, to attract medical providers.
While food trucks are inspected like other restaurants, their tight space, limited staff and mobility pose some special challenges. Our director of Environmental Health Services offers some tips on doing your own food safety check.
Find out the latest advice from one of our Montana Family Medicine Residency physicians concerning marijuana and other substance abuse during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Don’t let cost be a reason to delay getting vaccinations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children ages 0-18 who are uninsured or under-insured. Get your back-to-school immunizations now to avoid the rush.
Our Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator writes about ways neighbors can get together to foster a sense of place. She links the sense of connection and well-being to improved health. Safe, walkable streets and great parks go a long way toward encouraging a more active lifestyle.
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study suggests that the more trauma you face as a child, the more likely you are to engage in risky behaviors or have poor health as an adult. You can take a short quiz to find out your ACE score. Knowing your score, may help you understand your past and do something about your future.