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Montana Public Health Association celebrates 100 years

Posted: 4:38 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 23:38:28-04

HELENA – Montana Public Health Association is celebrating 100 years of Public Health in Montana.

About 250 public and environmental health officials are meeting in Helena this week.

The meeting allows health experts to collaborate on research, ideas, and strategies for improving public and environmental health.

The conference also allows officials an opportunity for additional training.

This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Georges Benjamin MD with the American Public Health Association and Dr. Dean Sienko, MD, MS.

Dr Georges Benjamin MD presented on “The future of Public Health”, which mentions important factors, like how public and environmental health is delivered.

Dr Georges Benjamin has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential professionals in healthcare.

Dr Georges Benjamin MD, executive director of American Public Health Association says “People in public health are got their heads down and working hard each and every day. But when you get people, bring people together, like this they get to exchange ideas. They get to hear what their colleagues are doing. They learn new things to do and they learn things not to do.”

This year was the first in five years the conference was held in Helena and it gave state leaders the opportunity to join the discussions.

Reporting by Mercedies Pruneda for MTN News