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You are invited!  Join us for these wonderful presentations.  Don’t delay – these classes have limited size and most require registration.  Classes have no cost are open to all members eligible to use the Montana Health Centers.  Click on the city of your choice, or just scroll down to browse.  

Click here for recorded presentations or the city you are interested in for LIVE presentations, below.

Helena
Miles City
Billings
Deer Lodge
Butte
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HELENA

Pick Your Own Class!
If you’re interested in a class but find it doesn’t match a day and time that works for you, consider inviting the health coach to come to you!  All health coaches are available for on-site visits.  Enrich your departmental/staff meetings with a guest speaker.  Suggested topics available or request a topic of interest to your group.  Contact Margy Bartley at mbartley@carehere.com for additional details or a list of topics or complete the 3 minute survey to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pptrequest.

Online Registration Instructions:

  • Go to www.CareHere.com and log in with your Username and Password.
  • Click on Appointments
  • Click on date of class; then choose drop down: 
  • What: Choose Classroom (the word Classroom might be in gray, however, please click on it).
  • Click Get Appointments. Find the Class Name in blue and click on it. 
  • This will take you to the class schedule where you can register by clicking on Make Appointment. Please read directions carefully and make sure you choose the date of the class and the header it is listed under.  If ‘No Appointments Available’ appears, the class is full. 
  • You may also call 855.200.6822 and ask for assistance with registering. 

Tobacco Cessation Support Group
Dates: October 4, 18, (Wednesday) 12:00- 1:00 PM.
Location: Helena Health Center, 405 Saddle Dr.; Conference Room.
Did you know that within 24 hours of quitting tobacco your blood pressure begins to improve?  We know that quitting tobacco is not easy, so if you are unsure if you’re ready to quit but know you would like support in this decision, make your first step by joining a support group of peers to share the journey and prepare yourself for the decision that will change your life. Minimum number needed: 4.
To Register: online registration (directions above) Register under ‘Tobacco Cessation Support Group.”

Step up to the Plate
Dates: October 11, 18, or 25, (Wednesday), 11:10 AM- 11:40 AM. 
Location: Helena Health Center, 405 Saddle Dr.; Conference Room. 
Your health is in your hands and on your plate, so let’s get real with sugar, fat and salt. Come and learn some basics of nutrition that can help you makeover the way you eat. This is a small group setting, so bring your questions about diet and nutrition!
To Register: online registration (directions above) Register under ‘Fundamentals of Nutrition.”

Grocery Store Tour 
Dates: October 24 or 31 (Tuesday), 11:00- 11:45 AM.  
NEW Location: 1822 E Custer Ave, Helena, MT, Super 1 produce dept.
If you’d like to learn how to read nutrition labels and compare nutrient dense vs calorie dense foods, get ready to venture out of your usual routine! Discover ways to get more whole foods and less processed into your diet. Your tour guide will be a registered dietitian in a small group setting.   
To Register: online registration (directions above) Register under “Grocery Store Tour.”

Superfoods or Super Diet?
Dates: October 3, 10, 17 or 24; (Tuesday), 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. 
Location: Helena Health Center, 405 Saddle Drive; Conference Room.
Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. Get ready to implement sustainable ideas to help maximize your health and keep your diet fresh.
Please register for one date.
To Register: online registration (directions above) Register under “Helena Health Center Presentation.”

Recharge Your Day in the Park
Dates: October 4, 11, 18 or 25; (Wednesday), 3:15 PM-4:00 PM.
Location: 1720 Lockey Ave, Helena, Montana, softball diamond.
Take a break from the office life to get some fresh air. This class will take you through beginner/intermediate body weight exercises in addition to light stretching. Please wear appropriate workout attire.
To Register: online registration (directions above) Register under “Helena Fitness Class.”

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MILES CITY

Pick Your Own Class!
If you’re interested in a class but find it doesn’t match a day and time that works for you, consider inviting the health coach to come to you!  All health coaches are available for on-site visits.  Enrich your departmental/staff meetings with a guest speaker.  Suggested topics available or request a topic of interest to your group.  Contact Margy Bartley at mbartley@carehere.com for additional details or a list of topics or complete the 3 minute survey to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pptrequest.

Online Registration Instructions:

  • Go to www.CareHere.com and log in with your Username and Password.
  • Click on Appointments
  • Click on date of class; then choose drop down: 
  • What: Choose Classroom (the word Classroom might be in gray, however, please click on it).
  • Click Get Appointments. Find the Class Name in blue and click on it. 
  • This will take you to the class schedule where you can register by clicking on Make Appointment. Please read directions carefully and make sure you choose the date of the class and the header it is listed under.  If ‘No Appointments Available’ appears, the class is full. 
  • You may also call 855.200.6822 and ask for assistance with registering. 

Meal Planning for Busy Families
Dates: October 19 (Thursday), 1:00-2:00 PM.  
Location: Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility. 6 North Haynes, multipurpose room.
Do you prefer tasty recipes with 12 ingredients or less that take no more than 45 minutes to prep, cook and serve?  This is an ongoing workshop throughout 2017 that provides you with 3-4 new recipes each month and the tools to build a shopping list that proceeds orderly through the grocery store.  Be sure to attend more than once because along with different recipes each month, a new nutritional topic is discussed! 
To Register: Online Registration (directions above) Register under “Miles City Health Center Presentation.”

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BILLINGS

Pick Your Own Class!
If you’re interested in a class but find it doesn’t match a day and time that works for you, consider inviting the health coach to come to you!  All health coaches are available for on-site visits.  Enrich your departmental/staff meetings with a guest speaker.  Suggested topics available or request a topic of interest to your group.  Contact Margy Bartley at mbartley@carehere.com for additional details or a list of topics or complete the 3 minute survey to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pptrequest.

Online Registration Instructions:

  • Go to www.CareHere.com and log in with your Username and Password.
  • Click on Appointments
  • Click on date of class; then choose drop down: 
  • What: Choose Classroom (the word Classroom might be in gray, however, please click on it).
  • Click Get Appointments. Find the Class Name in blue and click on it. 
  • This will take you to the class schedule where you can register by clicking on Make Appointment. Please read directions carefully and make sure you choose the date of the class and the header it is listed under.  If ‘No Appointments Available’ appears, the class is full. 
  • You may also call 855.200.6822 and ask for assistance with registering. 

Meal Planning for Busy Families
Date: October 5 (Thursday), 12:15 PM-1:00 PM.  
Location: Job Service building.  2121 Rosebud Drive, conference room C26. 
Do you prefer tasty recipes with 12 ingredients or less that take no more than 45 minutes to prep, cook and serve?  This is an ongoing workshop throughout 2017 that provides you with 3-4 new recipes each month and the tools to build a shopping list that proceeds orderly through the grocery store.  Be sure to attend more than once because along with different recipes each month, a new nutritional topic is discussed! 
To Register: Online Registration (directions above).  Register under “Billings Health Center Presentation.” 

Meal Planning for Busy Families
Date: October 12 (Thursday), 12:15 PM-1:00 PM.  
Location: Unemployment Claims Processing building.  624 North 24th Street, first floor conference room.
Do you prefer tasty recipes with 12 ingredients or less that take no more than 45 minutes to prep, cook and serve?  This is an ongoing workshop throughout 2017 that provides you with 3-4 new recipes each month and the tools to build a shopping list that proceeds orderly through the grocery store.  Be sure to attend more than once because along with different recipes each month, a new nutritional topic is discussed! 
To Register: Online Registration (directions above).  Register under “Billings Health Center Presentation.”

Meal Planning for Busy Families
Date: October 26 (Thursday), 12:15 PM-1:00 PM.  
Location: Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks building.  2300 Lake Elmo Drive, conference room.
Do you prefer tasty recipes with 12 ingredients or less that take no more than 45 minutes to prep, cook and serve?  This is an ongoing workshop throughout 2017 that provides you with 3-4 new recipes each month and the tools to build a shopping list that proceeds orderly through the grocery store.  Be sure to attend more than once because along with different recipes each month, a new nutritional topic is discussed!
To Register: Online Registration (directions above). Register under “Billings Health Center Presentation.”

Meal Planning for Busy Families
Dates: October 3 and 31 (Tuesday), 12:00 PM-12:45 PM.  
Location: Department of Revenue.  175 North 27th Street, 14th Floor conference room.
Do you prefer tasty recipes with 12 ingredients or less that take no more than 45 minutes to prep, cook and serve?  This is an ongoing workshop throughout 2017 that provides you with 3-4 new recipes each month and the tools to build a shopping list that proceeds orderly through the grocery store.  Be sure to attend more than once because along with different recipes each month, a new nutritional topic is discussed! 
To Register: Online Registration (directions above). Register under “Billings Health Center Presentation.”

Meal Planning for Busy Families
Dates: October 24 (Tuesday), 12:00 PM-12:45 PM.  
Location: Department of Transportation. 424 Morey Street, conference room.
Do you prefer tasty recipes with 12 ingredients or less that take no more than 45 minutes to prep, cook and serve?  This is an ongoing workshop throughout 2017 that provides you with 3-4 new recipes each month and the tools to build a shopping list that proceeds orderly through the grocery store.  Be sure to attend more than once because along with different recipes each month, a new nutritional topic is discussed! 
To Register: Online Registration (directions above). Register under “Billings Health Center Presentation.”

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DEER LODGE

Pick Your Own Class!
If you’re interested in a class but find it doesn’t match a day and time that works for you, consider inviting the health coach to come to you!  All health coaches are available for on-site visits.  Enrich your departmental/staff meetings with a guest speaker.  Suggested topics available or request a topic of interest to your group.  Contact Margy Bartley at mbartley@carehere.com for additional details or a list of topics or complete the 3 minute survey to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pptrequest.

Online Registration Instructions:

  • Go to www.CareHere.com and log in with your Username and Password.
  • Click on Appointments
  • Click on date of class; then choose drop down: 
  • What: Choose Classroom (the word Classroom might be in gray, however, please click on it).
  • Click Get Appointments. Find the Class Name in blue and click on it. 
  • This will take you to the class schedule where you can register by clicking on Make Appointment. Please read directions carefully and make sure you choose the date of the class and the header it is listed under.  If ‘No Appointments Available’ appears, the class is full. 
  • You may also call 855.200.6822 and ask for assistance with registering. 

Tobacco Cessation Webinar Workshop
Date: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26. Thursday at 12:00- 1:00 PM
Location: Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Are you interested in quitting tobacco? Did you know that completion of this 8-week workshop can be used to earn both your Next Step Incentive AND your Nicotine Free Incentive?  Have you tried before, but you were not successful on your own? Please join in this 8-week group webinar class to learn healthy and positive ways to become tobacco-free for life. This class is taught by a tobacco cessation coach and will offer one on one, as well as group support. It is very important for participants to actively participate in these webinars to get a full experience of support and knowledge.  A workbook, along with other materials, will be sent to your email address once you register for this webinar, so please check your CareHere account and make sure your information is up to date. 
To Register: online registration (directions above).

Walk with Ease
Dates: Starts September 18, Monday, for 6-weeks.
Location: Online independent walking program, you get to place and time to walk!
Are you looking to start or maintain a low impact exercise program?  The Walk with Ease program is a six-week self-directed walking program. Participants receive a weekly motivational email from the Walk with Ease coach, to get started and maintain a weekly walking routine. Participants will track and report their walking minutes for the duration of the six-week program.
To Register click here Walk with Ease Program.  Registration deadline September 15.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa VanderVos at mvandervos@mt.gov or (406) 444-0959.

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes - Webinar
Date: September 25, Monday, 12:15 PM-12:45 PM.
Location: Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Even if you have been managing your diabetes or have been newly diagnosed or someone you love is diabetic, it is important to understand as much as you can about the disease.  We will focus on what diabetes is, who is at risk for it and how it is treated.  Learning to stabilize glucose levels will help decrease the risks of diabetes complications.  If you are interested in receiving testing supplies at no cost to you, this class, and the follow-up class on October 2, counts towards the required education to start receiving the supplies (must be able to access a Montana Health Center in order to receive supplies). 
To Register: online registration (directions above). Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar.”  Do not share the webinar URL with un-registered participants. 

Understanding the No-Cost-to You Diabetic Testing Supply Program - Webinar
Dates: October 2, Monday, 12:15 PM-12:45 PM.
Location: Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
This second-part webinar is for those who completed the “Understanding Type 2 Diabetes Webinar” on September 25.  If you are currently taking diabetes medication and you are interested in receiving testing supplies at no cost to you, the September 25 class along with this class counts towards the required education to start receiving the supplies (must be able to access a Montana Health Center in order to receive supplies). 
To Register: Online registration (directions above).  Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar”.  Do not share the webinar URL with un-registered participants. 

Mindful Living and Eating: Making Peace with Food
Date: September 27 – November 15, Wednesday, 12:15 PM-12:45 PM.
Location: Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
The evidence based researched benefits of a mindfulness practice is clear…mindfulness has already enhanced the physical and emotional well-being of thousands of people.  Cultivating greater awareness in our daily lives gives us a foundation for improving many behaviors that do not serve us well – such as unconscious and unexamined thoughts and emotions related to daily living, food and eating.  Topics discussed during this 8-week webinar are: the benefits of mindfulness, reacting vs responding, being present, understanding stress, effective communication, self-compassion, eating mindfully and respecting our bodies.  Please only sign up for this webinar if you are willing and able to commit to the full 8-week program. 
To Register: online registration (directions above). Registering under “Missoula Health Center Webinar,” for September 27 registers you for the entire 8-part webinar.  Do not share the webinar URL with un-registered participants.  

Live Life Well Incentive - Questions Answered!
Date: September 12, Tuesday, 9:30-10:00 AM.
Location: Via webinar – any place with access to the Internet!
Are you sure you’re getting your full Live Life Well Incentive this year?  Do you have any questions that you need answered?  Just want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information?  Then tune in on your computer to this quick, informative webinar.  We will go over the whole Live Life Well Incentive program, but the majority of the time will be spent on the Next Step Incentive and answering participant questions. 
To Register: Click on this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nextstep17.

Cholesterol and Your Health
Date: September 7, (Thursday), 10:00 AM-10:45 AM.
Location:  Webinar (URL information to be emailed prior to the class to those who have registered).
Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, good fat, bad fat, trans fats…What does it all mean!?  Let’s brush up on ways to make our hearts happy and healthy by eating to improve those cholesterol numbers.
To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com.  

Nutrition Labels: The Good, the Bad, and the UGLY!
Date: September 19, (Tuesday), 4:00 PM-5:00 PM.
Location: Butte Health Center, 3703 Harrison Ave., Suite B.  
We’ve all seen or looked at a nutrition label, but do we really know what all those numbers mean and how to use them to make healthy choices? Become an expert on food labels and use the information to benefit your health. We will practice comparing food labels so feel free to bring in some of your favorite containers/products to ask questions or compare!
To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com.  

Probiotics: The Bugs That Are Our Friends
Date: Sept 28, (Thursday), 11:00 AM-11:45 AM.
Location:  Webinar (URL information to be emailed prior to the class to those who have registered).
Cold and flu season will be here before we know it and with this can cause increased antibiotic use. Let’s visit about getting our digestive tracts and immune systems in shape to defend ourselves from those BAD bugs by utilizing these GOOD bugs!
To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com.  

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BUTTE

Pick Your Own Class!
If you’re interested in a class but find it doesn’t match a day and time that works for you, consider inviting the health coach to come to you!  All health coaches are available for on-site visits.  Enrich your departmental/staff meetings with a guest speaker.  Suggested topics available or request a topic of interest to your group.  Contact Margy Bartley at mbartley@carehere.com for additional details or a list of topics or complete the 3 minute survey to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pptrequest.

Online Registration Instructions:

  • Go to www.CareHere.com and log in with your Username and Password.
  • Click on Appointments
  • Click on date of class; then choose drop down: 
  • What: Choose Classroom (the word Classroom might be in gray, however, please click on it).
  • Click Get Appointments. Find the Class Name in blue and click on it. 
  • This will take you to the class schedule where you can register by clicking on Make Appointment. Please read directions carefully and make sure you choose the date of the class and the header it is listed under.  If ‘No Appointments Available’ appears, the class is full. 
  • You may also call 855.200.6822 and ask for assistance with registering. 

Probiotics: The Bugs That Are Our Friends
Dates: October 10, (Tuesday), 4:00 PM-5:00 PM.
Location: Butte Health Center, 3703 Harrison Ave., Suite B.  
Cold and flu season will be here before we know it and, with this, sometimes comes increased antibiotic use. Let’s visit about getting our digestive tracts and immune systems in shape to defend ourselves from those BAD bugs by utilizing these GOOD bugs!
To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com

Cholesterol and Your Health
Dates: October 19, (Thursday), 11:00 AM-11:45 AM.
Location:  Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, good fat, bad fat, trans fats…what does it all mean!?  Let’s brush up on ways to make our hearts happy and healthy by eating to improve those cholesterol numbers. To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com

Weight Loss Myths: BUSTED!
Dates: October 24, (Tuesday), 2:00 PM-2:45 PM.
Location:  Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
“Lose 30 pounds in 30 days;” “Eat everything and lose weight;” or “10 foods that melt away Fat.” We are surrounded by this kind of information. How do we know what to believe and what really works?  Come get some light shed on the nutrition advice available to you and which is the most helpful for our health.
To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com.   

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MISSOULA

Pick Your Own Class!
If you’re interested in a class but find it doesn’t match a day and time that works for you, consider inviting the health coach to come to you!  All health coaches are available for on-site visits.  Enrich your departmental/staff meetings with a guest speaker.  Suggested topics available or request a topic of interest to your group.  Contact Margy Bartley at mbartley@carehere.com for additional details or a list of topics or complete the 3 minute survey to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pptrequest.

Online Registration Instructions:

  • Go to www.CareHere.com and log in with your Username and Password.
  • Click on Appointments
  • Click on date of class; then choose drop down: 
  • What: Choose Classroom (the word Classroom might be in gray, however, please click on it).
  • Click Get Appointments. Find the Class Name in blue and click on it. 
  • This will take you to the class schedule where you can register by clicking on Make Appointment. Please read directions carefully and make sure you choose the date of the class and the header it is listed under.  If ‘No Appointments Available’ appears, the class is full. 
  • You may also call 855.200.6822 and ask for assistance with registering. 

Cholesterol and Your Health
Date: October 19, (Thursday), 11:00 AM-11:45 AM.
Location:  Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, good fat, bad fat, trans fats…what does it all mean!?  Let’s brush up on ways to make our hearts happy and healthy by eating to improve those cholesterol numbers.
To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com.  

Weight Loss Myths: BUSTED!
Date: October 24, (Tuesday), 2:00 PM-2:45 PM.
Location:  Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
“Lose 30 pounds in 30 days”, “Eat everything and lose weight”,”10 foods that melt away Fat.” We are surrounded by this kind of information. How do we know what to believe and what really works?  Come get some light shed on the nutrition advice available to you and which is the most helpful for our health.
To Register:  E-mail Sarah Kuhn at skuhn@carehere.com.  

Total Body Conditioning
Dates:  October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Tuesday), 12:05 PM-12:55 PM.
Location: Palmer Complex, 2681 Palmer Street.
Target muscle groups using body weight, light weights and Therabands along with a variety of techniques to increase muscular strength (including core), flexibility, and balance.  Modifications are offered to help meet individual fitness levels and goals. Exercise/yoga mat or large towel recommended.  Appropriate footwear necessary.  Acknowledgement of Risk form must be signed at time of participation. Minimum number needed to hold class: 5.
To Register:  Online registration (directions above).) Register under “Missoula Fitness Class.”

Strength and Tone
Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25 (Wednesday), 12:05 PM-12:55 PM.
Location: Missoula Health Center, 1211 South Reserve St., Suite 202.
All fitness levels are welcome! A combination of techniques (bar method, pilates and strengthening exercises) are utilized to increase strength, improve flexibility and balance. Participants can modify exercises to meet individual fitness levels and goals. Exercise/yoga mat or large towel recommended.  Appropriate footwear necessary.  Acknowledgement of Risk form must be signed at time of participation.  Minimum number needed to hold class: 5.
To Register:  Online registration (directions above). Register under “Missoula Fitness Class.”

Mat Pilates
Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26 (Thursday), 12:05 PM-12:55 PM.
Location: Palmer Complex, 2681 Palmer Street.
Pilates incorporates deep muscle conditioning and stretching technique that encourages you to focus your mind as you exercise your body improving coordination, body awareness, efficiency of movement, and overall alignment.  You will tone the body, with specific focus on core muscles (abdominals, gluteals, inner thigh, back/spine muscles) to help prevent injuries and reduce chronic pain. Modifications will be offered to meet individual fitness levels and goals. Yoga/exercise mat or large towel recommended.  Acknowledgement of Risk form must be signed at time of participation. 
Minimum number needed to hold class: 5.
To Register:  Online registration (directions above). Register under “Missoula Fitness Class.”

Grocery Store Tour
Date: October 18 (Wednesday), 5:30 PM-6:30 PM.
Location: Missoula Fresh Market, 800 W. Broadway St.
Description:  Confused as to what to fill your grocery cart with? Empower yourself to change your life and your nutrition by learning about healthy choices with by a Certified Health Coach!  Grocery shopping can be a daunting task, and it doesn’t need to be!  Let us help to remove this stress by meeting you at the grocery store! Aisle by aisle, our health coach will help you make better food choices, how to read labels, introduce new ingredients, pick out healthy on-the-go options, answer your food and nutrition questions, and provide grocery shopping and meal planning tips.
To Register: Online registration (directions above). Register under “Missoula Health Center Presentation.”

Grocery Store Tour
Date:  October 17 (Tuesday), 5:15 PM-6:15 PM.
Location: Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
Description:  Confused as to what to fill your grocery cart with? Empower yourself to change your life and your nutrition by learning about healthy choices with by a Certified Health Coach!  Grocery shopping can be a daunting task, and it doesn’t need to be!  Let us help to remove this stress by meeting you at the grocery store! Aisle by aisle, our health coach will help you make better food choices, how to read labels, introduce new ingredients, pick out healthy on-the-go options, answer your food and nutrition questions, and provide grocery shopping and meal planning tips.
To Register: Online registration (directions above). Register under “Missoula Health Center Presentation.”

Walk Your Way to Health
Date: October 24 (Tuesday), 5:15 PM-6:00 PM.
Location: Webinar URL to be sent to registered participants.
When old man winter blows in, you can hibernate (or reach for the remote), or suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure!  Still too cold?  Workout indoors!  There’s no reason you need to take a break from physical activity when the temperature drops!  Learn some tips for staying physically active in the fall and winter months, the advantages of exercising in cooler weather, as well as how to stay warm and safe.   Minimum number needed to hold class: 5.
To Register:  Online registration (directions above). Register under “Missoula Health Center Webinar.”

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In-person Presentations
Are you looking for a presenter to come talk with your group about wellness, health plan benefits, or other wellness-related topics?  If so, just click here to request a presenter!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pptrequest