2021 Overview: The Montana Center to Advance Health Through Nursing (MT CAHN) aims to advance health equity by involving two nurse leaders on the newly formed Montana Health Equity Task Force. This task force was created to influence policy and guide programs that will improve health equity for Montanans, and the nurse leaders will provide a nursing lens and act as a liaison for the state’s nursing community supporting local level, health equity-focused strategies. Additionally, the nurse leaders will utilize the Campaign for Action’s Health Equity Toolkit to help develop and deliver a health equity track at the MT CAHN Nursing Summit in June 2022.
2019 Overview: The Montana Action Coalition’s “Reaching Rural” project will develop an online learning community for rural, frontier, and tribal nurses in Montana. The initiative will provide continuing education and professional leadership development with a focus on topic areas that incorporate Culture of Health and health equity principles, including chronic disease prevention and control; adverse childhood experiences, effects on health, and trauma-informed care; mental health and substance abuse; interprofessional practice; integrated behavioral health management and practice; rural health leadership; building cross-sector collaborations; and health equity.