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MATTERS is expanding into New Jersey! The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued a press release announcing their response to Opioid Overdose Awareness Day; in addition to the expansion of harm reduction services, NJDOH is partnering to bring MATTERS’ rapid referral platform to New Jersey.

Expanding into New Jersey will give individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) more options for linkage to treatment. Many individuals live in New Jersey and commute to work in New York, or vice versa. These individuals will soon have the flexibility to choose in which state they would like to be treated for OUD.

Click the pages below to read through the entire press release on this exciting news.

Since its inception, MATTERS has been working on expansion. As more organizations join the MATTERS rapid referral platform, more individuals with OUD are engaged for linkage to treatment or other preventative resources.

MATTERS has been working on expanding into New Jersey over the last year in partnership with local county health departments, statewide agencies, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This partnership will support overdose prevention efforts across the Northeast. Thank you to our local, statewide, and nationwide partners for collaborating with MATTERS!