There’s an often-told parable about a person, fishing along the banks of a river. Suddenly, he sees a woman drowning
in the water. The fisherman acts quickly, jumping into the water pulling her out to safety. Once ashore, he notices
another person in the river in need of help. Again he reacts and jumps in to save this drowning victim. Before long, the
river is filled with drowning people and the fisherman is struggling. After several hours, he is exhausted and
defeated because he is unable to save everyone.
At that point, the fisherman makes the decision to walk upstream to determine why people are falling into the river in the first place. While walking upstream, the fisherman notices the bridge leading across the river has a large hole through which people are falling. He realizes that fixing the hole in the bridge will prevent many people from ever falling into the river in the first place. This is prevention.
What We Do:
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Partnership for Success (PFS) grant is a federally funded grant program. The state of North Dakota awarded funds to 10 high need N.D. Local Public Health Units & Tribes in 2014 and 2016.
The four overarching goals of the SPF-PFS grant are:
The five main goals of the grant are to:
City-County Health District has grown a robust substance use prevention program over time, and now includes programming across the ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs) Spectrum. We use evidence-based practices to provide quality education, resources and services to the community.
The State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis grant is federally funded for five community and four tribal grantees awarded through the state of North Dakota.