August 12, 2019

'Grow your own' program can bring health care to Montana's reservations


FORT BELKNAP — A bill that passed in the 2019 state Legislature will help Montana tribal communities train to provide basic health care and dental services.
After effort from the Fort Belknap Tribal Council, which brought on a consultant to help develop the proposal, state legislators passed a law to open the door to the federal community health aide program.
Under the program, tribes working with Indian Health Services can train local indigenous people to provide basic medical and behavioral he