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Spring 2022 Newsletter

Happy Spring, MATTERS Network! The team has been busy collaborating with our MATTERS Regional Care Coordinators to onboard new hospitals, pharmacies, treatment organizations, and non-medical referring locations across New York State.

New Network Partner Round Up

Thank you to our new partners for joining the Network this quarter – we are proud to be working with cross-sector organizations to improve the way we address and treat patients with opioid use disorder.

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Highlighting OUD Racial Disparities

We released a social media series in February 2022 highlighting the disparities that patients of color with OUD/SUD experience. To learn more about some of the factors contributing to these inequities, see a comprehensive list of our series and resources used on our news page.

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Direct Referrals from Police Departments

The MATTERS Network has been onboarding WNY police departments to assist in connecting individuals to rapid telemedicine services.

Learn more about these referrals
Image of MATTERS' Director of Telemedicine with a 'play video' icon in the middle. Learn more about MATTERS telemedicine services.

New Telemedicine Video

The MATTERS team developed a Guide to our Telemedicine Process with the help of Abbey Mecca & Co. Check out all of our educational videos on our website or Youtube!

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MATTERS partners with the NIH Healing Communities Study to support efforts to prevent and treat opioid use disorder.

NIH HEALing Communities Study Utilizing MATTERS Platform

Various counties across the state are participating in the HEALing Communities Study; the study is a results-based intervention aimed at reducing overdose-related deaths by 40% over the course of five years.

Learn more about this partnership

Meet the MATTERS Team

Jaie Breedlove

Role: North Country Regional Care Coordinator

Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY

What is your favorite aspect of MATTERS?

I love that MATTERS prioritizes access to MAT right away so folks are less likely to seek unsafe methods when they are looking for help. I also feel that leaving with an appointment for a clinic is an essential step.

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

The state parks, beaches, mountains and forests!