Communities in Action Strategic Plan & Action Groups
Richland County Communities in Action has been in place for over a decade, working through Action Groups to address community needs and build a healthy community.
Richland County Communities in Action began to unite community efforts and to increase the quality of life in Richland County. This program and its Action Groups envision Richland County as being a healthy, clean and safe place for families and individuals to grow.
The people who make up these Action Groups come from diverse backgrounds all working together on a shared goal. New members are always welcome.
Active Richland County
Northeast Montana Veterans
Mental Health Local Advisory Council (LAC)
Partnership for Promise Richland County
Injury Prevention/ DUI Task Force
Richland County Communities in Action Action Groups are made up of representatives from agencies, organizations, and the general public who aim to transform the Richland County Strategic Plan into Action!
Contact an Action Group Coordinator listed below to find out how you can impact the future of Richland County.
AmeriCorps members also serve through Communities in Action.
Quality of Life Strategic Plan
In 2006, the Richland County Health Department, in collaboration with the City/County Planning Board and other local agencies, created a process to assess conditions in Richland County that impact quality of life and potential for economic growth. This resulted in the development of a Community Strategic Plan (CSP) (PDF) which was reviewed and updated at the State of the Community (PDF)" county-wide conference over the past five years. To help achieve the goals and vision laid out in the CSP, the Health Department and other local government agencies and non-profits hosted AmeriCorps volunteers who helped the community form action groups around identified focus areas of: Housing, Life Long Learning, Physical Activity, Youth Opportunities, Senior Health, Health Education/Chronic Disease, Natural Resources, Recycling, Injury Prevention and Public Safety.
Currently, community leaders including elected officials and representatives from key agencies work as a steering committee that guides the process and with the changing landscape of Richland County.
Richland County Communities in Action Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meetings are the second Thursday of every month. Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Community Services Building, 1201 W. Holly St., Sidney, MT 59270
The following are past assessment that have been done and used to identify community needs, pursue grants, decrease duplication of services, increase opportunities for groups to work together to develop solutions to meet community needs.
Please review the Richland County Health Assessment (PDF).
- Appendix A: Richland County Strategic Plan (PDF)
- Appendix B: Richland County Health Status and Access Assessment (PDF)
- Appendix C: Sidney Health Center Community Assessment (PDF)
- Appendix D: RCCOA Plan 2015-2019 (PDF)
- Appendix E: State of the Community conference results, 2013 (PDF)
- Appendix F: List of Assessment Participants (PDF)
- Appendix G: 2015 CASPER Assessment Data (PDF)
- Appendix H: 2015 CASPER Assessment Summary (PDF)
- Appendix I: 2017 Communities in Action Workshop Summary (PDF)
- Strategic Plan Update: Nutrition Coalition- November 21, 2017 (PDF)
- Strategic Plan Update: Chronic Disease- February 15, 2018 (PDF)
- Communities in Action Bi-Annual Update, July 2018 (PDF)