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