Community Health Services

The Community Health Department’s interdisciplinary team mission is to improve American Indian health and incorporate cultural components into a healthy lifestyle. The team encourages our clients to adopt healthy lifestyle changes connecting the spiritual, emotional, mental, social, and physical aspects of each individual.


Diabetes Prevention and Education Classes

Healthy Cooking Classes

Traditional Food Preparations and Demonstrations

Community Engagement

Community Garden

Immunization Clinics

Winter Walking Clubs


Elder and Youth Opportunities

Mobile Youth Farmers’ Market

Elders’ Luncheon

Senior Companion Program

Schedule an appointment today. Call 406.829.9515 to learn about upcoming Community Health services.


The Community Health Department is partially funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS) 4-in-1 grant that enables MUIHC to provide health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) services. The HPDP Program uses evidence-based strategies with the implementation of Restoring Our Relationships Wellness Series (ROR). One service-learning component of ROR is the implementation and continuation of the MUIHC community garden which helps reconnect MUIHC clients to the role of indigenous food systems in living healthy lifestyles.

Community Health is also funded by the IHS-funded Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grant. MUIHC offers a wide range of diabetes care and prevention services through SDPI funding such as personalized nutrition counseling and diet recommendations, home blood sugar testing instruction and troubleshooting problems, and insulin instruction and dose adjustments in coordination with MUIHC’s Primary Care Provider.

Meet Your Community Health Team

QJ Means
QJ MeansCommunity Health Coordinator
Cherith Smith, RPh, PharmD
Cherith Smith, RPh, PharmDPharmacist/SDPI Coordinator