KYCC Recovery Services and KHEIR Clinic Team Up for Joint Medication-Assisted Treatment
This fall, KHEIR Clinic and KYCC have come together to provide medication-assisted treatment to patients. Medication-assisted treatment is a method of treating drug addiction by assisting/using drugs. Under medication-assisted treatment, counseling and various complementary methods are combined with medication.
Orange Coast College will be a 100% Smoke-Free Campus Starting Fall 2020
On Sept. 7, 2020, Orange Coast College (OCC), a community college in Orange County, implemented a new smoke- and tobacco-free policy on its campus. The new policy prohibited all tobacco- and smoking-related products on the OCC campus, including the parking lots and student housing.
KYCC Celebrates National Recovery Month with Virtual Event
KYCC's Prevention Education Services and Recovery Services collaborated with California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CHCADA) to host a virtual event for National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month occurs annually in September to educate people on substance use treatment and mental health services. The goal is to enable individuals in recovery to live healthy and rewarding lives.
KYCC Environmental Services Hosts National Cleanup Day Event
In celebration of National Cleanup Day 2020, KYCC's Environmental Services unit hosted a smaller, COVID-19 friendly internal cleanup event with KYCC staff on Sept. 19. Staff volunteered their time before their workday started to pick up trash in the community around the main administrative building in Koreatown.
Senate Bill 793 — Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products in CA
On Aug. 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 793 (SB 793) into law, prohibiting retailers from selling or possessing flavored tobacco products with the intent to sell. Much of KYCC Prevention Education (PE) Unit’s work supports local policy efforts to protect the public health of our communities—from rebuilding them after the harmful impact of past War on Drug policies, to ensuring the future generation of our communities are safe from current substance abuse issues.
KYCC’s Newest Youth Services Program Launches Summer Virtual Classes
KYCC's newest Youth Services program called RISE (Resiliency, Integrity, Self-Assurance, Empowerment) is geared toward middle school and high school students in Koreatown and nearby cities. Through the RISE Youth Program, students in grades 6-12 enjoy free virtual tutoring, enrichment courses and virtual field trips.