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Public Policy and Community Engagement

Supporting a better environment for the advocacy of policies that improve health in Montana.

Headwaters believes that we must go ‘upstream’ to shape the policies that impact people’s health and wellbeing throughout their lives. We invest in organizations and networks engaged in policy advocacy, research, mobilization, grassroots organizing and narrative change to address social and economic barriers to health for children, families and Native American communities in Western Montana.

We seek to support deeper and sustained collaboration among policy organizations and engagement and mobilization of community members in policy work. We look for partners that engage individuals that are directly impacted by the problem and work across sectors to create change in their communities. Headwaters also supports organizations conducting research that will inform policymaking on social and economic issues affecting people’s health.