Healthy Colleges Montana

Our History
For nearly 15 years, the formerly known Montana Collegiate Tobacco Prevention Initiative (MCTPI) has supported college and university efforts to reduce use and exposure to tobacco across the state. In 2017, the initiatives expanded its scope of work beyond tobacco to include additional chronic disease prevention areas of concern. The grant now engages in efforts addressing asthma, cancer control, cardiovascular health, diabetes, tobacco prevention, nutrition and physical activity. With the expansion, the project name of MCPTI no longer accurately described the efforts of our campuses. Healthy Colleges Montana, or HCM, was selected by the coalition as the new project name. HCM will continue to support trainings and technical assistance, campus and community partnerships, and educational programming as we work towards making our campuses a safer space for students to live, work, learn, and grow.

Funded by the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP) and staffed by The Health, Safety, & Well-being Initiatives of NASPA, HCM has fifteen participating Montana Campuses including:

  • Carroll College (Helena)
  • Dawson Community College (Glendive)
  • Flathead Valley Community College (Kalispell)
  • Fort Peck Community College (Poplar and Wolf Point)
  • Great Falls College Montana State University (Great Falls)
  • Helena College of Technology - University of Montana (Helena)
  • Miles Community College (Miles City)
  • Montana State University (Bozeman)
  • Montana State University Billings (Billings)
  • Montana State University Northern (Havre)
  • Montana Tech (Butte)
  • The University of Montana (Missoula)
  • Rocky Mountain College (Billings)
  • Salish Kootenai College (Pablo)
  • University of Montana Western (Dillon)
  • University of Providence (Great Falls)

If your campus is interested in joining Healthy Colleges Montana, please fill out the 2018-2019 HCM Application.

HCM Resources
Healthy Colleges Montana is excited to release 20 professional development stipends for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 academic year.

HCM is also providing three stipends to implement the American College Health Associations - National Collegiate Health Assessment. Learn more about the opportunity and apply here.

Celebration on the Hill will be on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Helena, MT. We will gather all attendees on Sunday, March 3, 2019 for a training with our Policy Analyst. This is a great opportunity for students and advisors to talk to state representatives and other constituents about the work you do on campus, the importance of chronic disease prevention with collegiate communities, and the impact of Healthy Colleges Montana (HCM). HCM will cover mileage and provide lodging and meals for this event. If you are interested in attending Celebration on the Hill, please fill out this form.

Each campus is required to submit monthly reports on the work being completed on campus. Click here to submit your monthly report.

Advisors and students can use the Program Planning and Evaluation Form as a guide to plan, evaluate, and document on-campus programs. Although it is not mandatory, campuses are recommended to submit their Program Planning and Evaluation Forms to the project staff.

Each campus is required to submit a reimbursement form and supporting documents for all program and travel expenses.

HCM Learning Community
The HCM utilizes an online system, HCM Learning Community, designed to help college and university prevention teams share resources, implement best practices, and learn from each other.  Any member of a Montana higher education organization can access professional development, resources, and strategies for collaborative problem solving through HCM Learning Community. This community allows for the breakdown of geographical barriers to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration. Click here to access the HCM Learning community and click here for instuctions on how to enter the learning community.

For more information regarding HCM, please email our project team.