Opioid Injection Site in East Harlem Floated by DOHMH

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:

#OpioidInjectionSites

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:
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/dpho/race-to-justice-action-kit-impacts-of-racism-on-health.pdf

I’ve been to Vancouver and have seen their first opioid injection site. You can see a December 2020 streetview here:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/139+E+Hastings+St,+Vancouver,+BC+V6A+1N6,+Canada/@49.2813529,-123.1011459,3a,84.9y,355.97h,89.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8gXxDwbjnW9AIKQqCL6KeQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x548671708d2ac5e9:0x7f2a5cbc33b30f70!8m2!3d49.2815437!4d-123.1012604?hl=en

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