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2024 Montana Winter Institute on Improving Public Health through Positive Experiences

The Montana Institute is pleased to announce its second annual Montana Winter Institute. This online event allows us to explore issues and topics that we are leaning into and learning more about, and we invite you to join us as we grow. Last year’s inaugural event focused on diversity, inclusion, and the science of the positive. This year we will explore how we can improve public health through positive experiences. Join the Montana Institute online February 5-9, 2024, for an information-packed hour each day. Sessions will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. each day and recordings will be available to all who register. 

  • Monday, February 5: Carla Ritz, Managing Director of The Montana Institute. The Science of the Positive and How Positive Experiences Increase Health.
  • Tuesday, February 6: Ali Crandall, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Public Health at Brigham Young University. The Latest Research on Positive Adult Experiences and Mental Health.
  • Wednesday, February 7: Sara Thompson, Director of Training and Communications & Jeff Linkenbach, Founding Director of The Montana Institute. How Positive Community Norms Can Increase Positive Experiences and Why it Matters.
  • Thursday, February 8: Yvonne Jackson, MBA, CEO of SocialEDG. Positive Experiences and Equity: How EDI and Joy Can and Must Coexist.
  • Friday, February 9: Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA, Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. We Are the Medicine: Building Relational Systems of Care to Promote the Early and Lifelong Flourishing of Children and Families.
Date and Time: 
February 5, 2024 (All day) to February 9, 2024 (All day)