Our data originates from Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests sent to New York State and New York City agencies. Our analysis and visualizations corroborate what is already obvious to the residents of our neighborhoods: Harlem and East Harlem are unjustly burdened with an over-concentration of social programs, which have been adamantly rejected by wealthier neighborhoods.
1. Unequal Treatment Distribution
2. PROGRAMS IN HARLEM SERVE THE NY REGION, NOT OUR COMMUNITY
3. DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS CLOSING AND SHRINKING
4. Overdose Rates
6. Needles Exchange
1. Drug treatment programs in historically redlined districts
2. Drug treatment programs in high crime areas
3. Drug treatment programs located near our schools
See additional posts related to data analysis:
- Overdoses Rates Are Nearly Identical Across Racial Populations in NYC
- What Kinds of Drug Treatment Programs Are Offered in NYC?
- Fentanyl is 30 Times Cheaper To Produce Than Heroin
- OASAS’s Opioid Treatment Program Locations’ Concordance with Racist Redlining Maps
- Homeless Shelter Census Numbers by Community District
OTP Patient Residences from OASAS FOIL request. We have two versions of this dataset:
- FOIL request in 2018 by Candace Arrington covering calendar year 2017: Original PDF, OCR and Analysis
- FOIL request in 2020 by Shawn Hill covering March 2019-February 2020: Original PDF, OCR and Analysis
These datasets count the number of “admissions” to OASAS treatment programs, by program and by patient’s provided residential zip code. For patient confidentiality the exact counts are redacted for program-zip code pairs with 5 or fewer patients, and residential zip codes are not necessarily reliable or current.