Public Health Nurse
County-wide health services, including immunization clinics, communicable disease surveillance, and emergency preparedness services are administered by the Ravalli County Public Health Department. Community health nurses also plan and coordinate community health programs. Tiffany Webber is the Ravalli County Public Health Director.
County Health Officer
The Board of Health appoints the County Health Officer who is a physician, or who has a Master’s Degree in Public Health, or who has equivalent and appropriate experience. The duties include investigation and in so far as possible, control of sources of communicable and environmental disease and dangers to the public health. Dr. Carol Calderwood is the Ravalli County Health Officer.
Board of Health
Montana law authorizes counties to form a Board of Health to supervise public health matters. General supervision of health boards is the responsibility of the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.
The Ravalli County Board of Health consists of one County Commissioners and four members appointed by the County Commissioners for staggered three-year terms.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month in the Commissioner's Meeting Room in the Administration Building at 215 South 4th Street in Hamilton. The Health Officer, the Health Nurse, and the Environmental Health Office (Sanitarian) report on their activities at each meeting. A citizen must contact the Commissioners Office at 375-6500 at least five days before a regularly scheduled meeting to place an item on the agenda.
This past legislative session, HB 702 was passed and signed into law on by Governor Gianforte on May 7, 2021. HB 702 requires local boards of health to prominently display notice of the requirements on the home page of their websites (if available) for the next six months.
Please see the Board of Health tab within the green ribbon at left to view the agendas, meeting minutes and a list of Board members.
Board of Health By Laws Reso 3145
Board of Health By Laws Reso 966