Hoeven: Minot State University Receives $300,000 to Improve the Health of People Living with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities has awarded $300,000 to Minot State University. The funds will be used to support Minot State’s Improving the Health of People with Disabilities through State Based Public Health Programs, which work to enhance existing activities to promote health, prevent chronic disease, improve emergency preparedness and increase the quality of life for individuals living with disabilities.

“It’s important for us to invest in programs that will allow North Dakotans to enjoy a high quality of life and good health,” Hoeven said. “It’s especially important for us to make sure that those who are living with disabilities receive the support they need to live healthy, independent lives. Today’s funding will help to do just that by providing services that support the well-being for people of all ages and abilities.                                                                                             

Today’s grant is a continuation of funds for the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University. NDCPD is a University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Services at Minot State, and is part of a network of similar programs at universities throughout the United States.