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FALL 2020 - Native American Studies 595 Section 50

UM Native American Building

The Rural Institute is excited to share information on the online University of Montana course:

NASX 595-50 Special Topics:
The Intersectionality of Disability, American Indians and Rurality: Part 1

This online course is designed to teach students about the intersections between disability, race, and place. Public health topics relevant to American Indians with disability who reside on American Indian reservations will be presented.

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Project Spotlight: Primary Care Office Needs Assessment


The Rural Institute was recently awarded a one-year contract to better understand the performance and challenges of the primary health care system in Montana.

The Montana Primary Care Office (PCO), a part of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS), works to increase and maintain access to primary and preventative health care across the state in order to improve the health outcomes of underserved and vulnerable populations.

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MonTECH Welcomes New Program Director, Molly Kimmel

Molly Kimmel

MonTECH continues its forward momentum under the leadership of a new director beginning mid-April. Molly Kimmel is an occupational therapist with a passion for assistive technology (AT) and a creative approach to helping people with disabilities live as independently as possible.  She is amply qualified to advance MonTECH's mission and determine the program's future focus.  

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COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

covid 19

There are lots of resources out there to support people with disabilities, their families, and service providers as they navigate COVID-19 and keep themselves safe, healthy, and informed.

Here is a short list of some that you may find useful. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but intended to be a place to start.

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