ANNOUNCEMENTS

Help secure painting in governor's office

The Livezey Painting Acquisition Committee is seeking donations to help ensure the 6-by-8-foot painting hanging in the Montana Governor's Office is placed in the permanent collection of the Montana Historical Society. 

Titled "The Confluence - Headwaters of the Missouri," the painting by Dale Livezey depicts the rivers that come together to form the Missouri River near Three Forks.

The nonprofit Montana History Foundation has agreed to act as the fiscal agent for this fundraising effort for a contract period that starts in August 2017 and ends in August 2018. By creating a contract period over two calendar years, donors have the option to make charitable donations in each year to qualify for two different tax periods. 

The fundraising goal is $45,000.

For more information or to make a donation, call 406-449-3770.

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First Mignon Waterman Award granted 

The Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF) is proud to announce that Community Health Partners will receive the first annual $10,000 Mignon Waterman Award. The award recognizes outstanding innovation, progress, and leadership in behavioral health in Montana.

Mignon Waterman served as a founding trustee and secretary of MHCF from 2013 to 2017. Her vision, insight, and commitment helped shape the foundation’s focus on the prevention and treatment of behavioral health disorders. MHCF created this award in honor of Waterman’s legacy of work to strengthen the system of care for Montanans with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Community Health Partners (CHP) is one of Montana’s early leaders in developing integrated medical, dental, and behavioral health services. A Federally Qualified Health Center, CHP operates four clinics and serves approximately 12,000 patients annually in Gallatin and Park Counties. Beyond their leadership in providing “whole-patient” care, CHP’s community-driven approach has allowed them to develop innovative partnerships and community-based services that address the upstream influences on health and well-being. CHP is dynamically engaged with community members and organizations throughout their service area, and is seen as a key partner in efforts to build healthier communities.

“We received more than 30 nominations for organizations and individuals doing amazing work around the state,” said Dr. Aaron Wernham, MHCF CEO. “CHP’s model exemplifies Mignon’s tireless work to integrate services and community supports for people coping with mental illness, medical conditions, and substance use disorders.” 

“CHP is humbled and honored to receive the Mignon Waterman Award,” said Lander Cooney, CHP CEO. “Our staff works tirelessly to deliver integrated care across our clinic sites embracing models of care delivery that put patients in the driver’s seat partnering with their providers to improve their health. We thank the Montana Healthcare Foundation for its recognition of our efforts.”

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