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13% of Harm Reduction Programs are in Harlem

Based on New York City’s Department of Health data (here), we can see that syringe exchange programs are inequitably placed in primarily neighborhoods of color. In all, NYC has 32 such programs and 4 are in Harlem. All are placed along 125th Street.

See the maps that depicts the locations. Again, the locations are in neighborhoods of color, helping to reinforce the vicious cycle of DOMH, NYS OASAS, and DHS practice of oversaturating a certain district, drawing an excessive concentration of the vulnerable population.

See below graphics for the location of the harm reduction programs on 125th Street:

To learn about the excessive concentration of shelters, drug treatment programs and mental health supportive housing, click on the graphics in the footnote