It’s official! The 0 – 5 Initiative has launched with the Missoula-based Headwaters Foundation giving $16.7 million to our beloved Western Montana for the next 6-years. Currently there are four counties already involved, another two to come on board soon, and plans to add another 9 counties and one collaborative focused on Native Americans in the next two years. Our community will continue to ponder and organize how we can best support parents and families – creating new resources, if needed, and building on the many strong foundations already in place in the Flathead. I am housed at the Flathead City-County Health Department – please call me if you want to chat 751-8116!