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Thank you for your interest in our Fall 2022 newsletter! Scroll down to explore our program updates, service offerings, and ongoing activities.

Fall 2022 Newsletter

The MATTERS team had a busy summer, just like all of you! Check out our most recent newsletter to keep up-to-date on our network services, ongoing initiatives, and new team members.

New Team Members

We are excited to introduce our new Fellows, Regional Care Coordinators, and Operations Director!

Lauren Lennett

Public Health Fellow

Bianca Snide

North Country Regional Care Coordinator

Brigid Keane, MPH

Graduate Public Health Fellow

Jessica Ward

Hudson Valley Regional Care Coordinator

Nakia Fears

Western New York Regional Care Coordinator

Elissa Miles

Long Island Regional Care Coordinator

Publication in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Read our most recent publication on the population characteristics and follow-up rates of the MATTERS referral program.

New Network Services: Fentanyl Test Strip Distribution!

We are proud to begin distributing fentanyl test strips to participating hospitals and clinics for patient distribution across New York State. Thank you to the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports for making this program possible.

Screenshot of individual speaking on an Overdose 2 Action (OD2A) webinar

More About MATTERS

As a part of the New York State Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2a) initiative, the MATTERS network was highlighted on their webinar series! Watch this clip to learn about our expansion across New York State. Featuring…

  • Caleigh Loughran, Program Manager

  • Matthew Fallico MSW, DOH Liaison

  • Emily Payne MPSH, Epidemiologist & Data Evaluator

  • Sarah Santos, Hudson Valley Regional Care Coordinator