There is misinformation around the types of people that opioid use is impacting on Staten Island with the majority of focus on white, middle class, suburban residents despite rates of use and overdose among Black and Brown people and North Shore neighborhoods. TYSA aims to bring attention to the actual state of opioid use and overdose among communities of color, and build the capacity of local providers and clinicians to better prevent and treat opioid and other illicit drug use among communities of color on Staten Island.
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- TYSA Launches “IN OUR BACKYARD”: A Virtual Campaign Bringing Awareness to Opioid Usage In Communities of ColorOctober 19, 2020 - 11:58 am
- TYSA Recreational Marijuana StatementDecember 21, 2018 - 5:16 pm
- SNAP Cuts Would Worsen Opioid CrisisMay 15, 2018 - 1:33 pm
- Buprenorphine Training Equips Staten Island Healthcare Professionals to Offer Medication-Assisted TreatmentFebruary 13, 2018 - 11:00 am