Federal funding is a critical source of revenue for the Upper Missouri District Health Unit, providing funds for a variety of services like immunizations, tobacco prevention, HIV testing, and more to a four-county region.
That’s one of the reasons its executive officer, Javayne Oyloe, was among the first in line to volunteer after a recent community outreach meeting for the 2020 Census in Williams County.
The meeting was organized by Lindsey Harriman, Williams County Communications and Research Analyst, who is helping lead the charge for a complete count in Williams County.
Census data will be used to determine political representation for the county, as well as to distribute funding for a variety of programs like foster care. It’s also used for a variety of other things, among them, demographics for economic development.