Grand Forks is one of nine communities to receive the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant from the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division. This $180,000 grant is devoted to prevention (20% of grant funds) and treatment (80% of grant funds) of grant funds. Grand Forks Public Health is using these funds to prevent opioid overdose and deaths, build sustainable infrastructure for long-term recovery, and partner with existing efforts for primary prevention. These efforts are one component of the Mayor’s Call to Action.
Our efforts focus on:
|Empowering the Individual||Building infrastructure|
|Protecting the community||Eliminating barriers|
|Enabling recovery||Promoting wellness|
Grand Forks Public Health is able to provide training on overdose recognition and naloxone administration to organizations. Priority for naloxone training is given to organizations that serve populations that are at high risk for opioid overdose.
Naloxone is available by pharmacist prescription at select Grand Forks pharmacies. A list of pharmacies with pharmacists that can prescribe naloxone is available (click here).
Grand Forks Public Health has been collaborating with a variety of local providers to provide robust local treatment options.
Grand Forks-based medication assisted treatment providers will be available starting in late March 2018.