The Foundation for Community Health presented its Distinguished Service Award for 2017 to KGVO Radio personality Peter Christian.

At the Foundation's annual meeting on Thursday, November 2, Safe Kids of Missoula's Kira Huck said Christian's attention to the many stories involving children's health prompted the award.

"Peter is our Distinguished Service Award winner for the year," Huck said. "This award is given out to someone who has shown a commitment to bettering the healthy lives of people in Montana, and we appreciate all the work he's done for Safe Kids, and the commitment to health overall through his programming."

Huck said the gathering is a chance to reflect on the past year's accomplishments and to nominate members of the board for the foundation.

The Foundation for Community Health was formerly the Community Medical Center Foundation, before it became privately owned in 2015.