HARLEM, Mont. (NMB) – On Monday, Governor Steve Bullock will join Fort Belknap Indian Community President Andrew Werk, legislators, and other Tribal leaders for the celebration of the Community Health Aide Program that seeks to improve access to health care on Montana reservations.
A press release says that HB 599 passed during the 2019 legislative session allowing Montana tribes to set up Community Health Aide Programs to train community members to provide limited physician, behavioral and dental care, and offer other services.
Governor Bullock, legislators, and Tribal leaders will discuss the history of CHAP and how adapting the program in Montana will fill a gap in health care services for Native Americans living in reservation communities and at Montana’s five urban Indian health centers.
They will meet at the Red Whip Gym at the Tribal Health Center in Harlem at 10 AM on Monday.