In September 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg asked Deputy Mayors Linda Gibbs and Edward Skyler to co-chair a panel of all city agencies that serve or represent individuals affected or potentially affected by World Trade Center (WTC)-related illnesses. The panel was asked to examine the health impacts of 9/11 known to date and to develop recommendations to ensure that:
1) WTC health resources are sufficient to ensure that everyone whose health was or may be affected by the WTC attacks and their aftermath gets the first-rate care they deserve; and
2) City policies regarding WTC-related health issues are coordinated, comprehensive, and responsive to current and emerging health care needs.
Addressing the Health Impacts of 9-11: Report and Recommendations to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was released in February 2007.