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Montana Health Network Updates

MHN Partners with Carlson, Gould and Associates for Governance Education

June 1, 2018
Board education and development is perhaps one of the mostimportant steps a CEO can take to enhance leadership decision-making.  Montana healthcare facilities have the optionto utilize on-line training through the Best on Board trainingmodules The Essentials of HealthcareGovernance and its advance course, TheQuality Imperative. 

In an effort to enhance these instructional programs, MHNhas now partnered with Carlson, Gould and Associates(CGA) to offer supplemental, on-site facilitated educational sessions.  These tailor-made sessions build on the “Beston Board” modules and allow for robust discussion and analysis among theinstitution’s board and CEO. The facilitation will help your organizationdefine how best to implement the principals taught in the Best on Board Series.

Special Offer
As part of an introductory offer, MHN and CGA are offering a20% discount for any on-site, educational sessions scheduled during the monthsof June or July.  To learn more aboutthis offering, please call Chris Hopkins with MHN at 406-234-1420 or for information about Carlson, Gouldand Associates, go to Additionalinformation about Best on Board is also available at

Community Health Worker (CHW) Course

May 31, 2018
This course provides theknowledge, understanding and skills to become a Community Health Worker (CHW).  A CHW is a frontline public health worker whocan serve as a link between health and social services and the community aswell as supports access to those services.  CHWs can be engaged in various activitiesincluding outreach, community education, informal counseling, social supportand advocacy.  This standardizedcurriculum is guided by an instructor and requires 85 hours of work.  The program consists of four 15 hours on-lineLearning Modules followed by 25 hours of a CHW Agency/Facility SupervisedExperience in a health care setting (such as a clinic, hospital, residential orindependent living facility).  Individualswho complete the 85 hours training and Supervised Experience receive acertificate.  The first course will be available on-line on June 3, 2018.  For any questions or concerns, please call Christine Williams or Beth Brunk at 406-234-1424.  If you are interested in registering for the CHW Course, please email