American Heart Month
This February, we are uniting for American Heart Month to help Reclaim Your Rhythm to live longer, healthier, fuller lives. After more than 18 months into this pandemic, Americans feel overwhelmed and stressed, which negatively impacts cardiovascular health. Heart disease deaths rose significantly in the past year. Cardiovascular diseases remain the greatest health threat to our communities, but the pressures of COVID-19 remain top of mind. People are suffering from lower physical health and mental well-being, as well as uncontrolled high blood pressure. Join STHCS and help us kick off #HEARTMONTH on National Wear Red Day™ by wearing red on February 4, 2022!
WNY Digital Equity Coalition Grant
I am pleased to announce that the Moving Forward Together Coalition has received a grant from the WNY Digital Equity Coalition for the expansion of the current work of the coalition to address barriers to digital inclusion or digital equity. This project is working to increase access to internet service in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties to allow individuals in treatment for substance use disorder to access telehealth counseling services essential for their recovery. With the funds received, we will be able to add an additional site to our proposed tele-suite network. Our Program Coordinator, Jordan, was able to work on this successful application and I want to thank the WNY Digital Equity Coalition for funding our proposal.