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Montana News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 26, 2022 - Discusses workforce and budget challenges hospitals across Montana are facing that are influenced by many factors including lower federal pandemic relief dollars, rising costs, availability of services, and sicker patients.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Aug 24, 2022 - Highlights the efforts of a veteran from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to improve access for his fellow Native American veterans through the VA. Describes his challenges obtaining care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and his work providing outreach and transportation for veterans in his community.
Source: MPR News
Aug 19, 2022 - Reports on the experiences and challenges of rural Montanans as the state broke several daily temperature records this summer. Highlights research that examines the different impacts of high temperatures in rural and urban areas and the potential issues for rural residents to access emergency care during heat waves.
Source: Montana Public Radio
Aug 15, 2022 - Highlights research from a Montana sociologist that investigates maternal healthcare access in the state, finding that about half of Montana counties are maternity care deserts or lack a hospital obstetrics unit. Notes disparities in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity for Native American mothers, and describes solutions that aim to increase access through telehealth-based training.
Source: The Daily Yonder

Last Updated: 8/29/2022