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Spring 2023 Newsletter

New services, new team members, and a new phone number – all in 3 months! MATTERS is excited to share its Spring 2023 newsletter.

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We have developed a phone system to connect individuals and organizations with the supports they need, quickly and efficiently.

MATTERS Webinars

The MATTERS team hosts regular webinars to re-train members of the network on our electronic referral process, mission, vision, values, and medication & transportation voucher programs.

Click here to register for our next webinar

Harm Reduction Trainings

MATTERS has launched a new service: facilitating community harm reduction trainings, free of cost! Learn more about the different trainings we offer and schedule your own on our website.

Visit our Harm Reduction page

New Network Partner Round Up

Thank you to our new network partners for joining the MATTERS network – whether you serve as a referring site, receiving site, or pharmacy, you make a different in patients’ lives. Welcome to the team!

Dr. Lynch on Fentanyl:

Changing the Face of the Opioid Crisis

Thank you to the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (AHEC) for inviting Dr. Lynch to speak about the dynamics of the opioid crisis and how MATTERS works to address mental health and substance use disorders.

Fentanyl Test Strip Distribution

With the support of the NYS Office of Addiction Services & Supports, MATTERS has distributed over 500,000 fentanyl test strips to patients and health care providers across New York State!

Order test strips

Xylazine: A Public Health Threat

The Biden-Harris Administration has declared xylazine an emerging public health threat across the United States. This is the first designation of its kind in U.S. history.

Learn more on our website

Meet the MATTERS Team

Shelby Arena

Role: Harm Reduction Coordinator

Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

What is your favorite aspect of the MATTERS Network?

The impact of MATTERS not only locally but across the state. I am excited to see where it goes from here!

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

Any of the New York State parks!