Montana Public Radio

Montana Public Health Institute

Nurse in a mask sitting, looking tired.

More Montana public health workers are quitting their jobs as they face mounting stress, and in some cases, threats, because of their work during the pandemic. The loss of experience could complicate the work of health departments now and in the future.


Montana is now home to a public health institute. The Montana Public Health Institute is one of about 40 such institutes across the country.  The nonprofit will work to bolster the state’s public health system by bringing policy analysis and funding to county and tribal health departments.