Prevention Programs for Schools

On request, First District Health Unit provides classroom programming and resources to promote good behavioral health and prevent substance use.  

Alive at 25 Safe Driving Program

Alive at 25 is a highly interactive 4.5-hour program targeted toward drivers under the age of 25 that helps young drivers take greater responsibility for their driving. First District Health Unit will be offering courses beginning in October 2023. Contact Jen Clark to schedule a course for your school.

For more information visit Alive at 25.

Narcan Education

Narcan (the brand name of the drug naloxone) is a medication that temporarily reverses an opioid overdose.  Like CPR and AEDs, Narcan can save lives – but you must know how to use it. You never know whose life you might save! During this training, students will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.  To schedule a training for your school or place of employment contact Jen Clark.


More information on Narcan, including Narcan distribution, an instructional video, and training for the general public can be found on our Narcan page.

On The Move Junior

On the Move Junior is a five-week school-based curriculum for second graders. It is based on MyPlate, the current icon for nutrition, and includes children’s storybooks and hands on activities. The curriculum aims to improve the variety of healthy foods, especially fruits and vegetables, that children consume. It also aims to improve fitness habits. Parents receive newsletters and participate in goal setting and other family-based activities.  The program was developed by NDSU Extension.

Contact Jen Clark at to schedule On the Move Junior for your school.

Safe Medication Presentations

Using the Generation Rx program, First District staff will educate K-5th grade students about medication safety practices and safe medication administration techniques. Activities and education are geared towards specific grade levels. Contact Jen Clark for more information.

Vaping Education

First District hosts Student Vape Task Force monthly meetings. Meetings include the chance for students to voice their concerns regarding youth tobacco and nicotine usage among their peers in safe and non-judgmental space. Staff also present to students in classrooms or assemblies by appointment.  Utilizing tools from Tobacco Free North Dakota (TFND), staff will explain how our youth are targeted by companies, leading to a lifelong addiction to nicotine and tobacco. Contact Jen Clark for more information.

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Parents Lead Resources to promote behavioral health

Parents Lead is an evidence-based prevention program that provides parents and caregivers with a wide variety of tools and resources to support them in creating a safe environment for their children that promotes behavioral health. FDHU Staff support community events, schools, and school events with Parents Lead Resources upon request, cost is FREE. Contact Jen Clark  for more information.

#NotInMyHouse Resources to Reduce Youth Access to Alcohol

#NotInMyHouse is a community prevention effort with a primary goal of reducing youth social access to alcohol by raising awareness about social host liability and related misperceptions surrounding underage drinking. FDHU Staff support community events, schools, and school events with #NotInMyHouse resources upon request at no cost. Contact Jen Clark for more information.

If you have any concerns regarding opioid use or Narcan or would like more resources, please contact the Health Promotions team!

Email: Jen Clark
Phone: 701-852-1376, ask for Health Promotions