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Winter 2022 Newsletter

The MATTERS Network has continued its expansion with the onboarding of new Regional Care Coordinators and builds on its advocacy efforts across New York State.

Welcome to the Team

We are excited to introduce our new Regional Care Coordinators!

Top row from left to right: Jai Breedlove (North Country), Max McDonough (Finger Lakes), Sarah Santos (Hudson Valley) Bottom row from left to right: Sharon Thomas (Hudson Valley), Kurt Kleefeld (Southern Tier), Michael Korzelius (Western New York)

Learn more about our team

MATTERS Testifies at the New York State Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Click here to watch the testimony

New Partner Alert!

MATTERS is proud to announce its partnership with REACH (Respectful, Equitable Access to Compassionate Health Care) Medical, the first low-threshold harm reduction medical practice in Ithaca, New York.

See the full announcement here

Medication Voucher Program

Are you familiar with our medication voucher program? All uninsured individuals are issued a voucher to cover the cost of up to 14-days of a buprenorphine prescription. Vouchers can be redeemed at CVS, Walgreens, and Wegmans pharmacies as well as various independently owned pharmacies.

Meet the MATTERS Team

Chantazia Bronson

Role: Program Coordinator

Current Location: Buffalo, NY

What is your favorite aspect of MATTERS?

My favorite part of MATTERS is that it focuses on both prevention and treatment efforts. Focusing on appropriate opioid prescribing, as well as increasing access to medication assisted treatment is how we will combat the opioid epidemic!

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

New York City