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Thank you for your interest in our Summer 2022 newsletter! Scroll through to see our quarterly updates, and activities.

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Summer 2022 Newsletter

Happy Summer, MATTERS Network! The team is excited to share our quarterly newsletter to update you on new staff, network partners, and efforts to improve access to medications for opioid use disorder.

New Network Partner Round Up

Thank you to our new partners for joining the network this quarter! Whether you’re a referral partner, receiving treatment organization, or a participating pharmacy, you help us achieve our mission.

Collaboration to develop WNY Hotline

The MATTERS Network has partnered with Best Self Behavioral Health, UB Addiction Medicine, and the Value Network to develop a 24/7 hotline for individuals in the Western New York counties with prescription drug and opioid use disorders.

Thank you to SAMHSA for providing the opportunity to expand rapid access to MAT!

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MATTERS Network Available in the App Store

Download the app today to explore resources for patients, providers, first responders, and community organizations!

Over 1,000 Referrals

In May 2022 the MATTERS Network celebrated the completion of over 1,000 rapid, electronic referrals to outpatient treatment for opioid use disorder. Special thanks to our Network partners for your work to diagnose, treat, and support patients with OUD!

MATTERS Meets with US HHS Regional Director

The MATTERS team hosted representatives from Health and Human Services, New Jersey, Albany, and Western New York to discuss barriers to treatment and strategic partnerships to improve treatment & diagnosis of opioid use disorder

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Meet the MATTERS Team

Max McDonough

Role: Finger Lakes Regional Care Coordinator

Hometown: Brockport, NY

What is your favorite aspect of the MATTERS Network?

I love the way MATTERS makes connections- from agency to agency and from community to community.

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

Letchworth or Wellesley Island State Parks.