Hoeven Announces Funding to Increase Cancer Screening

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded $400,000 to the Quality Health Associates of North Dakota. Today’s funding will be used to support public health partnerships in an effort to increase colorectal cancer screening and improve health outcomes among patients with lower screening rates who are 50-75-years of age in rural, frontier and Native American communities in North Dakota.

“This grant will help support public health partnerships in order to expand cancer screening efforts,” said Hoeven. “It’s vital the proper health precautions are taken to prevent and catch cancer early, and screening is a central step.”