Behavioral Health Division Pushes for Prevention Bills This Session

The legislative Session is about a month away and departments are preparing for the bills they want to see pass.

Last session, the Behavioral Health Division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services got far less funding than the budget projected. This year, the department is hopeful for more money, and plans to back any bills that have prevention efforts in mind. Today, the Governor’s Prevention Advisory Council met to outline goals as they enter the new session, keeping them simple.

Laura Anderson; Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Division: “Really any prevention will be valuable. We know that a dollar invested in prevention can save 64 dollars in the long run.”

The behavioral health division says it’s glad to have the governor’s support on prevention.

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