On Monday the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene visited CB11 and floated a trial balloon to hint that they are considering locating an opioid injection site in East Harlem.
The full presentation was given by Dr. Cunningham and is available here:
The specific pitch for the need for opioid injection sites is here:
If you are on Twitter, please reach out to @DrChinazo and/or her boss @NYCHealthCommr with any thoughts you might have on opioid injection sites being located in East Harlem. Feel free to use the hashtag:
If you are not on Twitter, you can email Dr. Cunningham at: [email protected]
If you would like to read more about how DOHMH talks about #SystemicRacism in publications (yet somehow always puts programs like this in communities like Harlem and East Harlem…) see:
I’ve been to Vancouver and have seen their first opioid injection site. You can see a December 2020 streetview here: