WTC Health Program Funds Registry Until 2016
The federal WTC Health Program has awarded the WTC Health Registry
a four-year extension to continue its work identifying and tracking the long-term physical and mental health effects of the WTC disaster among the 71,000 enrollees directly exposed to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The federal funding will support multiple Registry activities including a fourth health survey of Registry enrollees, the analysis of the 2011-2012 survey and surveillance of potential emerging conditions. For the first time, the grant also includes funding specifically for outreach to enrollees eligible for services from the federal WTC Health Program. This includes approximately 15,405 survivor enrollees who never have had access to WTC-specific treatment because they lived outside the New York City metropolitan area.