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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 is to improve the health of individuals on the Crow Indian Reservation and outlying areas through community based projects designed to strengthen the capacity of communities and empower them to assess and address their own unique health-related problems.

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



News and Events

Our Executive Director Alma McCormick

Appointed to Patient Advisory Panel of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Alma is the only Native American on this panel.


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Messengers Adds Informational and Inspirational Videos

Brianna Bull Shows

Receives National Truman Scholarship

The Truman Shcolarship is  a highly competitive and prestigious national scholarship given to college juniors from each state who have demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to public service.


Brianna has been working with Messengers since 2015.


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Executive Director Alma McCormick

Presents at MSU/Tribal Partnership Planning Meeting

"Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a “true equitable partnership” during every step of research that involves Native entities."    

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Messengers Laurel Fimbel and Brianna Bull Shows

Present at MSU's Crossroads of DIscovery Event

Crossroads of Discovery is an open house showcasing research and creativity from all MSU colleges. 


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Brianna Bull Shows

Awarded Prestigious Udall Scholarship

Brianna has been working with Messengers since 2015. A wonderful note about this MSU student is that Brianna’s mom, Nicole Turns Plenty, was a student with Messengers in the early 2000's.  Brianna is a second generation Messengers for Health student!    Learn more...

Warriors for Health - Crow Men Take the Lead

Improving Men's Health and Wellness

This new program seeks to increase awareness, increase use of colorectal screenings and offer support if a diagnosis is positive for cancer. Crow men are recruited and trained to serve as lay advocates to do outreach to Crow men in the communities in and adjacent to the reservation.  Learn more

Montana Cancer Coalition honors Alma McCormick

2019 Bette Bohlinger Leadership Award

 “She is being recognized for her exemplary work in health education and health promotion activities that benefit indigenous and non-indigenous communities alike,” said Emily Coyle, co-chair of the MTCC Steering Committee, who nominated McCormick for the award. Read full press release

Strong Partnership leads to national recognition

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Health Equity Award

Alma McCormick, executive director of Messengers for Health, and Suzanne Held, MSU community health professor have been recognized nationally for their work to promote health equity and social justice through the Messengers for Health program.Full article...

MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Messengers Collaborates with DHHS

New Stroke Prevention Campaign in the Crow community

Executive Director Receives Award

Alma McCormick is awarded 2017 Local Impact Award by the National Indian Health Board

Báa nnilah Health Promotion Program

New Community Service Offered by Messengers for Health

"Chronic Illness and Self-Care Management for the Crow People".  


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