Hoeven Announces More than $1.1 Million CDC Grant to Help Improve the Health of North Dakotans

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,119,874 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funds will be used by the state to promote school health and to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and obesity and risk factors for these diseases.

“Today’s funds will be used to help to prevent serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease and obesity and to help improve the health of the students in our schools, which is important in helping them be prepared to learn and live happy and full lives,” said Hoeven.