NDCPD receives federal grant for health programs
The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities' Disability Health II project recently secured a three-year federal grant. NDCPD will receive $300,000 for the project's first year and is slated to receive similar funding for its second and third years. Disability Health II will assist in improving the health of people with disabilities through state-based public health programs.
"The grant's purpose is to promote health, prevent chronic disease and increase the quality of life among people with disabilities," said Kari Schmidt, Disability Health II project director. "The states will work to increase capacity and action in health promotion, access to health care and emergency preparedness activities for people with disabilities."
Eighteen states were awarded the grant to develop and strengthen health-related disability programs. The award period began July 1.
NDCPD, which is located on Minot State University's campus, obtained the grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability and Disability Policy, Interventions and Programs team.
For questions, contact Schmidt at 858-3048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.