City health officials plan to install 10 vending machines across the Big Apple that will dispense clean needles and overdose-reversing Naloxone to drug users — an initiative it claims will help tear down barriers created by “white privilege.”
The Dec. 8 request for proposals was issued by the non-profit Fund for Public Health in New York, on behalf of city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which wants to launch a pilot program for the machines.
“Public health vending machines (PHVM) are an emerging strategy to support low-barrier access to naloxone, sterile syringes, and other harm reduction and wellness supplies,” reads the RFP for the machines, which will cost taxpayers $730,000.
The RFP also launched into a woke ideological exposition:
“The … DOHMH is committed to improving health outcomes for all New Yorkers by explicitly advancing racial equity and social justice. Racial equity does not mean simply treating everyone equally, but rather, allocating resources and services in such a way that explicitly addresses barriers imposed by structural racism (i.e. policies and institutional practices that perpetuate racial inequity) and White privilege.”
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