Category: Blog Posts


June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Adult Protective Services (APS) is the division of Social Services that investigates reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults in the community. This includes financial exploitation. Financial exploitation occurs for a number of reasons; sometimes the motive is…

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Enjoy the Outdoors Safely in Allegany County this Summer

We are fortunate here in Allegany County to be surrounded by over 60,000 acres of public lands, all of which are available for both residents and visitors to experience year round, but become even more accessible during the warm late…

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Allegany County Suicide Prevention Coalition Supports National Prevention Week

Ever wonder how you can help prevent suicide in Allegany County? In support of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, and as a member of Partners for Prevention, the Allegany County Suicide Prevention Coalition strives to educate community members about suicide prevention,…

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New York Youth Speak Out At Tobacco Giant’s Shareholder Meeting

Teens Say They Won’t Be “FUULed” by the Company’s Latest Bait and Switch Tactics 120 teen leaders from New York State will took on Altria Group executives and shareholders on May 16th for the fourth consecutive year. Their actions, centered…

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Marijuana and Illicit Drug Use

Parents, did you know that marijuana can be addictive?  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), those who begin to use marijuana before age 18 are more likely to develop marijuana use disorder than adults.  Short-term effects while…

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National Prevention Week: Underage Drinking

Parents, did you know that, according to the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), nearly 52% of New York State students in grades 7-12 reported that their parents had never talked to them about the dangers of underage…

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Kickoff to National Prevention Week: Prevention Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse

Monday, May 13 kicks of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week. The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to: Involve communities in raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues and…

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Local Youth Bring Awareness to Underage Drinking Through Art

The Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. (ACASA) and Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC) offered local high and middle schoolers the opportunity to participate in the first Youth Art Month Poster Contest in March. The focus of…

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Screen-Free Week April 28 – May 5

What is Screen-Free Week? Screen-Free Week is an annual invitation to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond ad-supported screens. From April 29 to May 5, 2019, thousands of families, schools, and communities around the world will put…

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Univera Healthcare partners with Houghton College to prepare students for careers in wellness training.

Houghton, NY. – Univera Healthcare and Houghton College today announced the awarding of a $90,000 Univera Healthcare grant to support the Houghton College Wellness Initiative, a program aimed at preparing students for careers in wellness training and improving the health…

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