Katheryn Houghton, Kaiser Health News

Katheryn Houghton, Kaiser Health News

Katheryn Houghton, Montana Correspondent, is covering all things health care across the state for KHN. That includes health policy and politics, access to treatment, and the business of health care.

Public health agencies adapt COVID lessons to curb overdoses, STDs, and gun violence

By: - August 18, 2022

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News.  LIVINGSTON, Mont. — Shannan Piccolo walked into a hotel with a tote bag full of Narcan and a speech about how easy it is to use the medicine that can reverse opioid overdoses. “Hopefully your business would never have to respond to an overdose, but we’d […]

Biden administration announces boost for rural health care in midterm election push

By: - April 15, 2022

As the midterm election season ramps up, the Biden administration wants rural Americans to know it’ll be spending a lot of money to improve health care in rural areas. It has tasked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack with delivering the message that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed long-standing problems with health care infrastructure in remote parts of […]