NIOSH is teaming up with our community partners to spread the word that help is available through the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. Created by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, the WTC Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, and for survivors who were in the New York City disaster area. All care for covered conditions is provided at no out of pocket costs for those who qualify.
The WTC Health Program has helped thousands regain their health following the September 11th terrorist attacks. This year the Program is launching a digital campaign to make sure that those who may qualify for care, but are not enrolled, get the help they need and deserve. The campaign features videos of members telling their stories. Both responders and survivors describe how their quality of life has dramatically improved through the care they received through the WTC Health Program.
You can view these powerful testimonials through the YouTube links below or at the WTC Health Program’s website. And if you choose, please share the videos to help us reach those who may need help.
Melissa Van Orman, MA
Glenn, NYPD officer, helped others get the care they needed. Here’s how Glenn got help for himself with the WTC Health Program.
View Glenn’s story.
John, a construction and demolition worker, lost half of his foot working at Ground Zero. The WTC Health Program helped John regain his health.
View John’s Story.
After 9/11, Alex worked long days as a clean up worker in lower Manhattan, which took a serious toll on his health. The WTC Health Program helped Alex recover.
View Alex’s story.
Lillian, a mom on the Lower East side, found her family struggling with severe asthma following 9/11. The WTC Health Program helped Lillian’s family breathe easier.
View Lillian’s story.
On 9/11, Florence escaped the South Tower before it collapsed. She survived but was left with severe asthma and other health problems. The WTC Health Program helped Florence recover.
View Florence’s story.
Lainie worked in Lower Manhattan—both on 9/11 and in the weeks that followed. She and her wife struggled with the serious health problems that Lainie had as a result of exposure to dust near her workplace. The WTC Health Program helped Lainie recover.
View Lainie’s story.