The Missoula Invest Health team is happy to share the Building A Healthier Missoula: Promoting Health Equity For All summit materials and resources with you. MCAT recorded the Summit and will have the video available around December 16. Be on the lookout for a link.
Missoula is one of 50 mid-size cities selected from across the nation for the Invest Health project. Invest Health brings together partners from health and well-being in Missoula neighborhoods. Invest Health was developed to provide an opportunity for mid-sized cities to transform the way local leaders work together to create solution-driven and diverse partnerships. These partnerships will emphasize making changes in low-income neighborhoods to improve resident health and well-being.
Missoula Invest Health Neighborhood Survey
The Missoula Invest Health team is conducting a health survey to learn more about the health and quality of life in the Franklin to the Fort, Northside/Westside and River Road neighborhoods. Responses are confidential and will be reported as totals, not as individual responses, we will use the results of this survey to help address the major health and community issues in the these neighborhoods.
Maps of the neighborhoods
Missoula Invest Health Team
Laval Means, City of Missoula Development Services, Planning Services Manager.
Laval oversees the long-range planning division, which includes working with the community and governing bodies to develop policy and regulations for the built environment that also enhance the character, quality, and well-being of Missoula. She most recently managed the community process behind the city's new growth policy (Our Missoula), which emphasizes holistic planning.
Kaia Peterson, NeighborWorks Montana, Assistant Director.
Kaia has worked in nonprofit administration for more than 15 years, with the past eight in the CDFI industry. She has been a CDFI business lender and portfolio manager, and now works to develop creative financial solutions to meet community needs.
Susan Hay Patrick, United Way of Missoula County CEO.
Susan has been in her position since 2006 and has led nonprofits for 35 years. Her experience includes operating an independent consulting business, executive director of a national foundation, and deputy director of Feeding America.
Lisa Beczkiewicz, Missoula City-County Health Department, Health Promotion Supervisor.
Lisa has worked in community organizing and community health in Bozemen and Missoula including collaborations around health care, education, and obesity, with focus on low-income families. Lisa and the health department as a whole frequently act as facilitators for community collaborations. The anchor agency is PHAB-accredited local health department that contians the community's FQHC.
Karen Myers, Providence Health & Services Western Montana, Interim Director of Mission Leadership.
Karen has assisted in leading population health efforts, implementing initiatives such as patient-centered medical home, Medicare Advantage, and population health outreach.