Matthew Zielske

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Matthew has extensive experience providing harm reduction, hepatitis C education and resources to persons who inject drugs. In May of 2016, he created Umbrella Way to provide specialized training and education to community members, organizations and providers. Matthew is a frequent guest speaker at universities and support groups. He has also presented at the Institute on Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) conference on three occasions. At present, Matthew is in the final stages of completing his Master’s in Communication Thesis. His research focuses on health literacy among the hepatitis C positive population. Matthew’s focus is on improving the overall health outcomes of disproportionately affected populations through education, training and increased awareness.

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