What We Do

Healthy By Design is committed to collaborating with our partners across the community to improve the quality of life for people who live, learn, work and play in Yellowstone County. We are working to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Through policy, system, and environmental change we hope to collectively impact Yellowstone County resident’s physical, behavioral, and social well-being. We are currently leading collective efforts related to physical activity, nutrition, and healthy weight.

Among Our Many Accomplishments:

2017 — America Walks Microgrant received

2017 — 7th Annual Gardeners’ Market begins

2017 — View a recent presentation by members of the Healthy By Design Team here

2016 — Community Health Needs Assessment Completed

2016 — Farmer’s Market Promotion Program grant received

2016 — Kresge Foundation “FreshLo” Planning Grant received

2016 — Billings Complete Street Policy readopted

2015 — Blue Cross Blue Shield of MT “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” Grant received

2015 — Received funding to work on identifying the characteristics of shared high utilizing patients

2014 — Received DESTRESS funding for mental health priority and trauma-informed care

2013-14 — Completed CHNA, Community Health Improvement Plan authored

2013 — Prepared Billings Complete Streets Benchmark Report

2011 — Created Gardeners’ Market to promote healthy lifestyle

2011 — Billings Complete Streets Policy adopted

2009 — Healthy By Design Recognition program rolled out

2009 — Awarded one of 10 ACHIEVE healthy community grants given in U.S.

2008 — Community Health component adopted into City-County Growth Policy

2007 — Developed inaugural Plan to Improve the Community’s Health (PITCH)

2006 — Completed First Community Health Needs Assessment

Want to see more? Download our accomplishment summaries.

Summary of Accomplishments 2013-2017

Summary of Accomplishments 2010-2012

Summary of Accomplishments 2008-2009


Billings Clinic
RiverStone Health
St. Vincent Healthcare