August is National Immunization
Awareness Month

Dear HCC Member:
Summer is coming to a close, but we still have a couple of weeks left! Here is the August HCC Newsletter and we've found some really valuable resources for you regarding National Immunization Awareness Month.  Plus don't miss viewing the attached video, it is our "bad video" to introduce the #drugfreeHCC video contest . Also, 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: .
Thank you all for that you do in the community!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages Communities across the country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.. Read More

Immunizations Are Important for Everyone

Immunizations (also called shots or vaccines) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn’t just for kids – to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get vaccinated, too.
International Youth Day
by Johnathan Chaffee

International Youth Day is a holiday in August, which is set aside to focus on the difficulties faced by young people around the globe. This year’s theme is #SafeSpaces4Youth which focuses on bringing youth together where they can express themselves freely, engage in activities, and participate in the decision making process. Today’s youth with access to phones, social media outlets, television, music, advertising, and the Internet are exposed to many different topics at a younger age. There are many different youth oriented groups that try to help youth understand these topics and navigate difficult decisions. One such group in New York State is Reality Check. 
Overdose Awareness Day
by Rachel Linderman

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day.  It is important to know what an overdose is, what it looks like and what to do if you suspect an overdose.
·        What is an Overdose?
o   An overdose is when someone has more of a drug or combination of drugs than their body can handle.  
o   Alcohol and prescription medications can also cause an overdose.
HCC Video Contest "Bad Video" Promo

Come join us at the next HCC meeting on September 6th!
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

Get Vaccinated!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!