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Public Health System Improvement Task Force Members

Governor Bullock has approved a diverse Task Force to assist the Department of Public Health and Human Services in implementing the State’s health improvement plan and monitoring progress in creating a Healthier Montana.  The Task Force is made up of members appointed by the Director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services.  The Task Force is comprised of the following members:    

Todd Harwell - MT Department of Public Health and Human Services, Co-Chair

Lora Wier - Montana Public Health Association, Co-Chair

Kristi Aklestad - Toole County Health Department, Small County Member

Kim Cuppy - Fallon County Health Department, Frontier County Member

Jean Curtiss - Montana Association of Counties

Hillary Hanson - Association of Montana Public Health Officials

Kristin Juliar -  Montana State University Office of Rural Health

Heather Jurvakainen - Park County Health Department, Medium County Member

Rosemary Cree Medicine- Blackfeet Tribal Health Department, Tribal Health Department Member

Kathy Moore - Lewis and Clark Public Health, Montana Environmental Health Association

Melanie Reynolds - Lewis & Clark City - County Health Department, Large County Member

Janet Runnion - Rocky Boy's Health Board, Tribal Health Department Member 

Kari Smith - Department of Environmental Quality

Tony Ward - University of Montana, School of Public and Community Health Sciences


















Task Force Charter


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Upcoming Meetings Schedule

December 13, 2017




Past Meetings and Materials

Date Agenda Minutes
August 16, 2017 8/16/2017 Agenda 8/16/2017 Minutes
April 26, 2017 4/26/2017 Agenda 4/26/2017 Minutes
February 22, 2017 2/22/2017 Agenda 2/22/2017 Minutes
December 14, 2016 12/14/2016 Agenda 12/14/2016 Minutes
October 5, 2016 10/05/2016 Agenda 10/05/2016 Minutes
August 24, 2016 08/24/2016 Agenda 08/24/2016 Minutes
June 22, 2016 06/22/2016 Agenda 06/22/2016 Minutes
April 27, 2016 04/27/2016 Agenda 04/27/2016 Minutes
January 27, 2016 01/27/2016 Agenda 01/27/2016 Minutes
December 9, 2015 12/09/2015 Agenda 12/09/2015 Minutes
September 29, 2015 09/29/2015 Agenda 09/29/2015 Minutes