Category: Blog Posts


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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November is STOP DWI Month

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has once again announced that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a proclamation that designates the month of November as STOP-DWI month. The New York State Special Traffic Options for Driving While…

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Fall Allegany County Pill Drop

Andover and Cuba– On Saturday, October 26 the Allegany County Fall Pill Drop was held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Andover and Cuba were chosen for the fall locations.  The pill…

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For many, October 1st signifies the first day that it is acceptable to decorate for Halloween, drink pumpkin spice lattes, and enjoy the cool sweater weather of fall. However, for agencies like Cattaraugus Community Action and ACCORD, October 1st signifies…

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Be a Family Day STAR!

Monday, September 23rd, marks the 19th anniversary of Family Day: Making Every Day Special, founded in 2001 by the Center on Addiction.  Research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has consistently found that…

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30th National Recovery Month

This September marks the 30th National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  According to this year’s toolkit, one facet of this year’s theme,…

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International Overdose Awareness Day

This August 31 marks the 19th International Overdose Awareness Day, started in Melbourne, Australia, in 2001. Sally Finn, a manager of the Salvation Army syringe program, saw the sorrow that families experienced when they lost their loved ones to a…

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Don’t Let Your Friends Drive Impaired by Alcohol or Other Drugs, Don’t Let Your Friends Drive Impaired Either!