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N.D. Health Department to receive grant

The North Dakota Department of Health will receive a $1.2 million grant allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for emergency preparedness and response.

The North Dakota Department of Health will receive a $1.2 million grant allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for emergency preparedness and response.

Brenda Vossler, director of the Hospital Preparedness Program, said the majority of the funds will be contracted to groups such as the North Dakota Health Care Association and the North Dakota Long Term Care Association to prepare for patient surges like mass trauma or an influenza pandemic. The remaining funds will be used for education, training and establishing video uplinks to connect North Dakota hospitals.

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