HHS awards $4.6 million to North Dakota Department of Health and North Dakota schools

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the following three grants totaling $4,590,868:

  • $3,230,446 to Mayville State University for Head Start projects;
  • $1,071,922 to the North Dakota Department of Health for a Hospital Readiness Program Cooperative Agreement; and
  • $288,500 to the University of North Dakota for state-supported Model Area Education Centers.

Funding for Mayville State University comes from the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which promote school readiness for young children and toddlers from low-income families by improving their cognitive, social and emotional as well as early learning, health and family well-being.

The Hospital Preparedness Program provides leadership and funding through cooperative agreements to eligible states, territories and metropolitan areas to improve the health care system’s ability to plan for and respond to large-scale emergencies and disasters .

Model health education centers in state-supported regions improve the distribution, diversity and quality of the health workforce in the health service delivery system by encouraging the regionalization of health profession schools. These centers establish a network of community training sites to provide educational services to students, faculty, and practitioners in underserved areas and ultimately to improve health care delivery in the service area.

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