Black Lives Matter. The Greater Harlem Coalition (GHC) stands behind and supports Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the many other groups in New York and beyond who are fighting for an end to systemic racism and police violence. In addition, the GHC joins with these organizations in condemning the police murder (lynching) of George Floyd. [...]
“What shall Virtue do to meet Brute Force? There are so many answers and so contradictory; and such differences for those on the one hand who meet questions similar to this once a year or once a decade, and those who face them hourly and daily.” ― W. E. B. Dubois “Please try to remember [...]
The distribution of Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) reflects the historic and ongoing medical redlining of low-income communities of color. This map of New York City shows (in red) Community Districts that have little or no OASAS licensed programs to support their opioid-addicted residents. As a result, their community members must commute to other, oversaturated neighborhoods [...]
OASAS is oversaturating East Harlem This visualization illustrates how East Harlem is oversaturated by OASAS. Given that 84% of all opioid treatment programs in CB11 commute into East Harlem from other Community Districts, our community is shouldering far more than its fair share.
East Harlem (in red) hosts OASAS licensed Opioid Treatment Programs that other, wealthier zip codes have rejected. This is a clear illustration that OASAS supports medical redlining and asks low-income communities of color to take more than their fair share of programs. OASAS Licensed Opioid Treatment Program Capacity Totals (by Zip Code)
In 2018 Staten Island had 50% more premature drug-related deaths than Harlem, yet Harlem has 6 times the Opioid Treatment Program capacity. As a result, many Staten Islanders have to travel to other boroughs (and to Harlem, for example) for help in their struggle with addiction. OASAS Licensed Opioid Treatment Program Capacity - 2018
Staten Island has 35% more people than Harlem, yet according to the New York Department of Health, in 2018 it had over 50% more premature drug-related deaths. Premature Drug-Related Deaths - 2018
The Greater Harlem Coalition partnered with Silicon Harlem to present an NYC Open Data workshop on Visualizing Social Justice on March 4th. Visualizing Social Justice
Thursday, February 27th – 7:00 PM, Ascension Presbyterian Church, 15 Mount Morris Park West @ 122nd St. When will other, wealthier communities accept their Fair Share?
At a recent meeting with police officers who patrol 124th Street, a question was asked about what tool they needed the most in their fight against drug dealing and quality of life issues. The unequivocal response from the police officers in the room was security cameras. A camera system for your building or home is [...]