Mountain States Group, Inc., incorporated in 1974, is a diverse non-profit organization working in health and human services.  We impact the quality of many people's lives locally, nationally, and internationally through a variety of government and foundation funded programs and fee for service.

All of our programs work toward the common mission of people shaping their own lives and sharing in their communities.  We focus our efforts on rural health, mental health, public health, healthy children, refugee resettlement, and healthy aging.  Our work ranges from national and international community resource development to local direct service provision.  

Our main office is located in Boise Idaho. We have additional office locations in Nampa, Weiser, Coeur d'Alene, Mountain Home, and Sandpoint, Idaho. 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Idaho Partnership for Hispanic Health (IPHH) is a collaboration focused on improving the health of Hispanics in Southwest Idaho. Partners in this collaboration include:

Mountain States Group, Inc.  

Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs  

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

University of Washington Department of Social Work

Weiser Memorial Hospital

Elmore Medical Center

RAND Corporation


The IPHH has two major research projects awarded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the National Institute of Mental Health.

The project's main objective is to decrease the risk of health disparities experienced by Hispanics in Southwest Idaho. Through community-based participatory research (CBPR), the project will research interventions to prevent, better care for, and better understand a specific disease focus identified by Idaho Hispanics.

Closing the gap of health inequalities requires enhanced efforts at preventing disease, promoting health, and delivering appropriate care using innovative ways of working such as engaging in partnership with health care systems, community-based organization, and affected communities.


“ Participating in the health classes helped us
a lot- to learn to eat well and healthy and if we couldn't work out everyday, at least every other day. We talked about various illnesses such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. We knew a little about these illnesses but learned how to control and prevent these conditions. We also learned how to cook with less fat and how to substitute with healthier foods like using olive oil is better, it’s important to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, and that exercise raises good cholesterol. We also learned that oftentimes high blood pressure has no symptoms and that you can have a heart attack without warning.”    Munoz Family


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