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)
  • 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 Great Falls (Great Falls)
  • Montana State University Northern (Havre)
  • Montana Tech (Butte)
  • The University of Montana (Missoula)
  • Rocky Mountain College (Billings)
  • 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. Learn more about eligibility and apply for funding here.

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

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.

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