Category: Blog Posts


34th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month

This April marks the 34th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) since 1987.  Alcohol-Free Weekend has traditionally been observed the first weekend in April, which is April 3-5.  This is a…

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National Drug Facts Week

This March 30th marks the 10th National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, first launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  The purpose of this week is to counteract the myths that youth get from the Internet,…

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March is National Reading Month

The Hope Center at Wellsville is working to help children and adults overcome reading difficulties, including dyslexia, which can have multiple negative impacts upon their lives. The Hope Center, an initiative of the Mission Genesee Valley coalition of churches and…

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Smoking STILL in Youth-Rated Movies

The Oscars hit the screen on February 9, in response Reality Check groups across New York state effort was in observance of International Week of Action which is held each year during Oscar season to bring awareness to their community…

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Children of Addictions Awareness Week

The week of February 9th marks the Children of Addiction Awareness week, formerly known as Children of Alcoholics Awareness week, a campaign led by The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) to raise awareness of children affected by parental…

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Fillmore Student Leader Met with State Lawmakers at the Capitol to Discuss Needs in Her Community

Nearly 40% of 12th graders in NYS use e-cigarettes; New Yorkers with low education, low-income and reporting frequent mental distress smoke at higher rates than the state average. Fillmore, NY – Tobacco-Free Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties (TF-CCA) and Reality…

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National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and this year’s theme is “Best for You. Best for Baby”.  Leading prenatal health experts from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, March…

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Enjoy the Outdoors Safely this Winter – NYS DEC Forest Rangers

Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy the abundant recreational activities that the natural resources in Allegany County have to offer.  There are over 50,000 acres of DEC managed state lands in the county, which offer great…

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Don’t Drug and Drive. Most people know that impaired driving is a bad idea and that it is illegal in all fifty states, but what does impaired driving really mean?  Historically, information and enforcement has been focused on drunk driving…

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Fillmore Students Reveal A Window Into the World of Youth Vaping

2019 Great American Smokeout Messaging Educates Community on E-cigarette Flavors Fillmore, NY – Students from Fillmore’s Reality Check program marked 2019’s Great American Smokeout (GASO) by painting windows of the local Shop and Save to with the message: “Sweet flavs…

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