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Community Health Assessment Resources

This page provides links to documents and resources for community health assessment. Click on a green bar to expand it to see the content.

Montana Health Regions

The health planning regions were defined by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the State Legislature in the 1980's based on population estimates and varying need for social services. The regions were also intended to group counties that commonly collaborate in local public health initiatives.

Urban and Rural Counties

MT DPHHS utilizes the 2013 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counites. Small Metro counties are those with a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) population less than 250,000; Micropolitan counties are those with an urban cluster population of 10,000 - 49,999; Noncore counties are those with a population less than 10,000.

See our Map of Montana Urban-Rural Counties

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Content updated: Fri, 31 May 2019 15:34:07 MDT