Changes in Admissions to Opioid Treatment Programs in NYC: 2017 – 2020

With identical examples of OASAS FOIL data from 2017 and now 2020, we are able to see in which communities, admissions to Opioid Treatment Programs have increased or decreased. On the map below you can see increases in red, and decreases in blue. Click on the map and hover over any of the dots to […]

Opioid Treatment Deserts 2020

New data from the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) allowed us to map the inverse of what people typically map – a lacuna. In particular, we were interested in learning which Community Districts in New York are Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) deserts. The resulting map shows the communities in New York […]

OTP Locations and Admission Totals

Our latest Greater Harlem Coalition data from a 2019/2020 FOIL request to OASAS has yielded a map of the location of Opioid Treatment Programs in New York City and their admission totals: Zooming into Harlem and East Harlem you can see the local clusters licensed by OASAS that have oversaturated Harlem and East Harlem as […]

Where Are They From?

The Greater Harlem Coalition has researched and repeatedly proven the oversaturation of substance use programs in Harlem and East Harlem using data from the agencies responsible. Our neighborhood hosts many more addiction programs than are justified by our population, by our addiction rates, or even by the drug related (overdose) death rate. Given this, it […]

Protest at the Lucerne

You likely have heard how some residents of the Upper West Side raised a significant amount of money to fund a legal campaign to force homeless New Yorkers out of the Lucern Hotel which the DHS had contracted to house homeless New Yorkers so they wouldn’t be at risk of COVID in congregant shelters https://www.westsiderag.com/2020/10/19/judge-rules-uws-shelter-residents-can-stay-at-the-lucerne […]

Oversaturation by Community District (Community Board)

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.

With A New Clinic On The Way, Neighbors Decry ‘Overburdened’ Harlem

GHC Protest At Mt. Sinai Meeting With Political Leaders, Mentioned In “The City “ – 092719

When are the Politicians Going to Care about Harlem?

Who are the New York politicians you should contact and demand fair share practices be implemented in Harlem?

Update: Notes From Mount Sinai Community Advisory Board

This afternoon, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, we went to Mount Sinai (1470 Madison Ave.) to attend their Community Advisory Board meeting.  There were 4 of us (GHC members), one Mt. Sinai community relations person,Christopher Thomas Consalvo, Manager, Community & Government Affairs, The Mount Sinai Health System 150 East 42nd Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY […]

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