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Summer 2023 Newsletter

MATTERS continues its expansion with new services, team members, and activities across New York State. We are excited to share our Summer 2023 newsletter!

New Team Members

We have onboarded two new team members (from left to right):

Mila Pakhomova, Program Manager, and Mia Dickinson, Harm Reduction Specialist.

Events for International Opioid Overdose Awareness Day

If your organization is hosting or participating in an event for International Opioid Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st), MATTERS would love to participate.

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New Network Partner Round Up

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

Did You Know?

There is no limit to the number of times an individual can be referred through the MATTERS platform. Whenever network partners encounter an individual with opioid use disorder, connect them to care by submitting a referral or linking them to telemedicine.

Learn more about MATTERS referrals
Click here to learn more

OneClarence Podcast

Last month our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joshua Lynch, and Harm Reduction Coordinator, Shelby Arena, joined the OneClarence podcast to discuss all things MATTERS. Tube into the podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Click here to listen

MATTERS Featured in Emergency Medicine News

Thank you to Emergency Medicine News for highlighting the MATTERS Network in your e-news release.

Read the article on our website

Drug Test Strip Distribution

With the support of the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, MATTERS has distributed over ONE MILLION fentanyl and xylazine test strips to individuals and organizations across New York State!

Submit your request today

Meet the MATTERS Team

Lauren Lennett

Role: Public Health Fellow

Hometown: Plainview, NY

What is your favorite part of the MATTERS Network?

I love the focus no helping patients with whatever they need, whether that be harm reduction strategies or referrals to treatment.

Favorite place to visit in NYS?

New York City