Public Health & Advocacy Track
The Montana Family Medicine Residency Public Health and Advocacy Track offers doctors the skills and perspective to act as advocates for their communities. Residents have the chance to broaden their knowledge of:
- Population health
- Preventive medicine
- Social and behavioral determinants of health
- Community health advocacy
The track’s broad variety of topics include: health policy, epidemiology, legislative advocacy, community outreach and community engagement activities. It combines experiential and didactic learning opportunities in Public Health Services at RiverStone Health, coupled with distance learning from the University of Montana. Residents receive a Track Certification of Completion from MFMR and have the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Public Health from the University of Montana, with the option of applying their credit toward a future Master of Public Health graduate degree.
At the beginning of the intern year, one resident will be selected from interested candidates. Acceptance hinges on past involvement in community health and advocacy, the likelihood of integrating community health into a future practice, and the likelihood of ongoing practice in Montana.