February is American Heart Month

Dear HCC Member:
February is American Heart Month, a great time to remind the community of heart health. HCC would like to bring a special awareness to connections between alcohol, substance abuse and heart health.

This HCC February Newsletter has some really valuable resources to help you make your community aware of heart health issues.

If you are new to HCC or just learning about the coalition, you can find us on Facebook @yourlife-yourchoicehcc or you can find more information on our website:  http://www.yourlife-yourchoice.com/ .
Thank you all for that you do in the community!
Thank You For Doing What You Do
HCC would like to recognize members for their great contributions!   Michelle Waterman is being recognized for the month of February for all of her hard work and dedication to HCC! Michelle has put a lot of time and effort into supporting our mission and goals through serving on several committees, direct involvement in coalition initiatives, representing us within the community, and even volunteering to hold the Secretary position throughout this year! Michelle was also one of the four key members who helped to launch the #BeDrugFreeHCC Video Contest for local youth!
Thank you Michelle for all that you do!
CADCA Conference
Ashley Hawley and Liz Threehouse attended the CADCA Conference in Washington DC. It was an incredible time and we both learned a lot. We met other coalition members from around the country, and met several Government officials. We're excited to share our insights and new ideas that we learned from this conference.

American Heart Month - Alcohol
If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. This means an average of one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women. (A drink is one 12 oz. beer, 4 oz. of wine, 1.5 oz. of 80-proof spirits, or 1 oz. of 100-proof spirits.)

The Mock Bedroom
that was set up at our last HCC Meeting!

Smoking and your Heart
Smoking affects the vessels that supply blood to your heart and other parts of your body. It reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood and damages blood vessel walls.
Smoking contributes to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when there is narrowing and clogging of the arteries which reduces blood supply, and the amount of oxygen available, throughout the body.
The Winners of our Video Contest!
First Place
Second Place
Third Place
Vaping Posters
...Available to go to schools in our county
Vaping has become a dangerous trend among youth that has been recognized around Cattaraugus County. Please help to educate youth on vaping! If you would like one or both of these posters to display in your agency, please contact  testright@councilonaddiction.org to request.  

Next meeting is March 7th!
Help Is Only A Phone Call Away!
Youth Crisis Hotline Information
  Cattaraugus Community Action
24-Hour Crisis Hotline  (888) 945-3970
Olean General Hospital
24-Hour Crisis Hotline  (800) 339-5209
24-Hour Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741