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Better health through a cultural approach

Messengers for Health is an Indigenous 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located on the Apsáalooke (Crow) Reservation in Montana.

OUR MISSION: Growing, fostering, and supporting trusted and respected community leaders to improve the health of Apsáalooke (Crow Indian) men, women, and children using solutions that respect and honor Apsáalooke strengths, culture, stories, and language. We utilize traditional methods of knowledge transmission, harness cultural strengths and value the guidance, knowledge, and expertise of our community members.   


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We are committed to developing and maintaining collaborations and partnerships with health service organizations and healthcare providers through community outreach.  



  • In home visits

  • Advocate training

  • Intern training

  • Public Workshops

  • Support Group

  • Resources and Materials



December 2022

Five new “extraordinary, ordinary” women will soon be honored at Montana State University for their contributions to the university throughout its history....

Montana's "Community Star" National Award 

 November 2022

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sponsors an annual celebration honoring those organizations, and coalitions making a positive impact in rural communities.  We are featured in the 2022 edition of the Community Star eBook,

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Welcome New Staff
Christiane Parrish

Christiane is a member of the Apsáalooke Nation and is currently working as a Program Assistant.


She has a master's in Community Health and is currently working to adapt the Báa nnilah program for other Tribal communities. 

We appreciate our Interns
2021 - 2022 

-Sami Kropp (Student in the WWAMI medical school program) 

-Tana Chandler (Graduate student in Community Health 

-Coleen Trottier (Post-bacc pre-med program, planning on medical school) 

-Trajan Hill (Undergraduate student in Nursing) 

-Dylan Brockmeyer (working on applications for medical school)   

-Jessie Reed (Undergraduate student in Community Health) 

Our Philosophy in Action!

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