We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life. And we also know that this bold goal cannot be achieved by one organization alone. It requires intentional community partnerships between like-minded organizations working toward a common mission. 

In 2019, we focused on critical issues impacting our communities by investing more than $31.3 million in community health improvement across Montana. Providence’s community health investment teams serve on the ground in our communities, partnering with local teams across multiple sectors to identify pressing community needs and target the root causes of systemic challenges. Through strategic partnership, our teams understand where the demands are and can effectively identify how our investments will make the biggest impact. 

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    In 2019, we supported organizations that focused on:

    • Nutrition services 
    • Natural disaster relief and support 
    • Short-term emergency shelter and supportive services

    Providence is partnering with and investing in our community. Two notable examples include: 

    1. Supporting the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative, a not-for-profit organization that provides human services to the community’s most vulnerable populations. Missoula Interfaith Collaborative helps people navigate available coordinated services so they can get the immediate care they need and access to longer term resources.
    2. Working with organizations on the ground, including Polson Schools, to address food insecurity and hunger. Improving nutrition and removing barriers to access healthy foods can help individuals manage chronic conditions and improve our community’s overall well-being.  

    I welcome you to learn more about the work Providence is doing across the state to help people live their healthiest lives. Providence is grateful for the opportunity to serve as your community’s health partner and we remain steadfast in our commitment to serve those in need. 

    - Elaine Couture, RN, BSN, MBA, executive vice president and regional chief executive of Providence Health & Services, Washington and Montana 



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