Building a healthier community

Healthy By Design is committed to collaborating with our partners all across the community to improve the quality of life of people who live, learn, work and play here. We are working to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Through policy, system, and environmental change efforts will see a positive effect in Yellowstone County’s physical, behavioral, and social well-being through collective efforts related to physical activity, nutrition, and overall health.

Work groups tackle health issues

Mental Health

Mental Health

We address health disparities related to mental health and co-occurring disorders. By raising awareness, building skills and sharing mental health resources with the community, we will increase the proportion of adults who say their mental health is good, very good or excellent and reduce the suicide rate.



We work to encourage and support businesses to incorporate employee health into their culture. Using toolkits, online resources, speaking engagements and other tactics, we will increase the number of businesses adopting healthy worksite wellness policies and programs.

Built Environment/Health Equity

Healthy PLACEs

We want to improve our community’s health by focusing on the places we live, work and play. We are studying the walkability of neighborhoods to promote physical activity and access to resources. We will focus on healthy weight, physical activity and healthy foods.


Ready Community

Our goal is to decrease the number of children in Yellowstone County who come to school hungry. We want to increase access to healthy, nutritious food to low-income families; increase, the proportion of adults who have a healthy weight, and increase the proportion of adults who eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day.

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