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9/11 Health - News and Events - Child/Adolescent  Survey Can Answer Important Questions About 9/11 Health

Follow-up Surveys for WTC Health Registry Enrollees Due by the End of the Year
November 16, 2007

Beginning in November 2006 the Health Department sent follow-up surveys to all 71,000 individuals enrolled in the WTC Health Registry to learn more about their health status six years after the disaster. Recently, the Registry has given enrollees the option of completing the follow-up survey over the phone. Nearly two-thirds of enrollees have responded as of early November, however, the response rates have been weakest among residents below Canal Street, office workers, Spanish and Chinese speakers, and young adults. Adult enrollees who have not yet completed a follow-up survey will be contacted to complete or schedule their survey by telephone.

The follow-up survey will help determine to what extent physical and mental health conditions have persisted, and whether any new symptoms and conditions have emerged. An important goal of this survey is to identify and help address gaps in medical and mental health treatment.

WTC Health Registry enrollees who would like more information about the survey can call 1-866-692-9827 or e-mail wtchr@health.nyc.gov.

> Read the NYC DOHMH press release


 
 

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