The North Dakota Department of Human Services has announced 10 public health units have been awarded grants to help with substance abuse prevention.

The public health units are Cavalier County Health District, Custer Health, Dickey County Health District, Fargo-Cass Public Health, Grand Forks Public Health, Lake Region District Health Unit, Nelson-Griggs District Health Unit, Richland County Health Department, Towner County Public Health District and Walsh County Health District.

The public health units will each receive about $70,000 to implement prevention efforts from November 2017 through September 2018. The goal of the funding is to identify locally driven ways to address substance abuse.

(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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