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Fall 2021 Newsletter

The MATTERS team is proud to release its first edition newsletter! The network has been rapidly expanding across New York State through outreach, advocacy, and partnership. We hope this newsletter keeps you in the loop. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going

The MATTERS program has rapidly expanded and evolved since its inception. Learn more about the program’s roots and future plans.

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MATTERS Testifies at the Senate Joint Task Force on Opioids, Addiction, and Overdose

MATTERS’ Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joshua Lynch, testified at the Senate Joint Task Force on Opioids, Addiction, and Overdose on October 20, 2021. Dr. Lynch discussed the importance of the passage of Senate Bill 4359 and shared MATTERS’ plans for expansion.

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New Transportation Vouchers

MATTERS is proud to announce its new partnership with Uber Health. All patients are now offered a free, round-trip ride for their first clinic appointment.

New Educational Videos

The MATTERS team developed three educational videos with the help of Abbey Mecca & Co. Check them out on our website!

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Fentanyl Test Strips

Various MATTERS hospital partners now distribute fentanyl test strips along with naloxone upon discharge from the emergency department. Is your hospital interested? Contact us!

Contact the MATTERS Team

Meet the MATTERS Team

Renoj Varughese, MD

Role: Director of Telemedicine

Hometown: South Florida

What is your favorite part of the MATTERS program?

I love how we can use telemedicine to change people lives, especially those who wouldn’t traditionally have access.

Where is your favorite place to visit in New York State?

Letchworth Park