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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: To improve the health and well-being of individuals on the Crow Indian Reservation and outlying areas using solutions that are grounded in an Apsáalooke context, utilizing traditional methods of knowledge transmission and harnessing cultural strengths. We honor the guidance, knowledge and expertise of our community members.

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

2021 Graduates!

Shannon Holder, Mikayla Pitts, Christiane Parrish, Suzanne Trusler, and Lexi Kyro. The graduates are shown with blankets that we provided to them to let them know that they will always be surrounded and held with love by Messengers for Health.

Read about Lexi Kyro's award!

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Executive Director Appointment

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

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Brianna Bull Shows

Brianna received the National Truman Scholarship which 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

Presenting 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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