Advice for the Governor
Disability, Health and the Governor
Dr. Meg Traci was recently appointed by Montana Governor Steve Bullock to the Montana Community First Choice (CFC) Development and Implementation Council. The Council advises the Department of Public Health and Human Services on the development of an integrated home and community-based service system for Montana. The Community First Choice Option will enable more Montanans with disability to stay at home rather than entering nursing homes. The Council seeks input from consumers, family members, advocates, providers, and other stakeholders. Dr. Traci looks “forward to working on related projects with UM students and faculty colleagues," and acknowledges that "it is an honor to serve on the Council, and provide input on the development of CFC Option in Montana.” Dr. Traci’s expertise will contribute to the CFC person-centered planning process.
Dr. Traci is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Montana. She directs the Montana Disability and Health Program (MTDH) that focuses on health promotion, preventive health care, and emergency preparedness for persons with disability. The program is implemented in partnership with the University of Montana Rural Institute through a cooperative agreement between the Montana DPHHS and the Centers for Disease Control.