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Thank you for your interest in our Winter 2023 newsletter! We are proud to serve as a resource for health care providers, first responders, and community members. Subscribe today so you don’t miss a thing!

Winter 2023 Newsletter

With the new year comes big changes in the MATTERS network and across New York State. Explore our first newsletter of 2023 for our important updates and initiatives!

2022: A Year in Review

We are excited to release our very first Year in Review data report! Thank you to all of our network partners for moving our mission forward and connecting patients to quality care.

Harm Reduction Vending Machines

MATTERS will be deploying 15 harm reduction vending machines across New York State in 2023. We are seeking organizations to assist in managing these machines.

Interested? Click here to learn more

New Network Partner Round Up

Thank you 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 team!

WNY Hotline Saving Lives

MATTERS collaborates with BestSelf Behavioral Health and the Value Network to staff the WNY Opioid Addiction Treatment hotline 24/7. This virtual MAT center has reached over 300 individuals and facilitated over 250 MATTERS referrals.

Learn more about this service

Fentanyl Test Strip Distribution

With the support of the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, MATTERS has distributed over 55,000 fentanyl test strips to patients and health care providers across New York State!

Submit your request today

Opioid Overdose Response Trainings

MATTERS is now hosting Opioid Overdose Response trainings! Attendees will learn how to identify an overdose and administer life-saving naloxone (Narcan). Thank you to our partners in Clarence, NY for making our first training a success.

Need a training? Contact us!

Meet the MATTERS Team

Brigid Keane

Role: Graduate Public Health Fellow

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

What is your favorite aspect of the MATTERS network?

The awareness of opioid use disorder being a chronic disease and the focus on linkage to care while patients have a voice in their own treatment.

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

The Finger Lakes – especially Lake Seneca!