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North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced $3 million in matching grant funding is available for the Statewide Health Strategies Grant program. The grant program activates the ND State Health Improvement Plan to address North Dakota's health priorities cohesively and strategically.

Funded by the state Legislature outlined in House Bill 1004, this grant program embodies a collective dedication to improving health outcomes across the state and empowers communities to identify and address local health priorities with matching funds.

“The essence of this grant program is to leverage unique expertise, resources and perspectives to foster equitable access to health care services, promote population health outcomes, and implement sustainable solutions that positively impact the well-being of individuals and populations throughout North Dakota,” said State Health Officer Dr. Nizar Wehbi.

By embracing collaborative action, the state is committed to sparking innovation, advancing evidence-based practices, and building partnerships that break down traditional barriers. The goal is to create a healthier, more resilient state where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their best health and to further the vision of making North Dakota the healthiest state in the nation.

“The matching grant program is a purposeful movement towards a healthier future for all North Dakotans,” Wehbi said. “By aligning funding opportunities with priorities outlined in the State Health Improvement Plan, the focus is addressing current health challenges and paving the way for a future where optimal health and well-being are accessible to all.”

Public, private, non-profit organizations, tribal nations, local political subdivisions, and other entities working towards community health improvement in North Dakota are encouraged to apply.

This matching grant program requires applicants to secure funds independently, which will then be matched by the Statewide Health Strategies Grant, subject to the approval and terms. To learn more about the grant and the submission and review process, visit www.hhs.nd.gov/health/public-health-funding-opportunities/north-dakota-statewide-health-strategies-grant.

State Health Improvement Plan

The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is a blueprint for realizing HHS’ vision to make North Dakota the healthiest state in the nation. The plan is grounded in a strategic approach that is both data-driven and collaborative. Four key priorities focus on the state’s most pressing health challenges: Strengthening the Workforce, Expanding Access and Connection, Cultivating Wellness and Building Community Resilience.

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