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)
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Map indicating NY State Assembly district, substance abuse facilities are most concentrated in assembly districts representing Central and East Harlem and lower Washington Heights.