News & Updates Archives


May 29, 2013 -- 9/11 Health in News Update
Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared last week about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues. An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ : April 26, 2013– … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 -- Update on Recent Developments Regarding Cancer and 9/11
There are two recent developments regarding Cancer and 9/11. Last week there was a change in the rules for certification of Breast Cancer under the World Trade Center Health Program and today there is a newly published study “Cancer Incidence … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 -- Update on Victims Compensation Fund
Special Master Sheila Birnbaum, of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund or VCF, recently posted an update on the progress the Fund has made in compensating those injured by the attack on 9/11. http://www.vcf.gov/ She has published program statistics, which … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 -- Update on Sequestration and 9/11 health
Peg Seminario, 911 Health Watch Board member and Director for Safety and Health for the AFL-CIO, has updated her article on the “sequester” – the across the board budget cuts that recently went into effect- and how it will impact … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 -- Update on Sequestration and 9/11 health
Peg Seminario, 911 Health Watch Board member and Director for Safety and Health for the AFL-CIO, has updated her article on the “sequester” – the across the board budget cuts that recently went into effect- and how it will impact … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 -- Update on WTC Health Program
The World Trade Center Health Program just released updated statistics for all four of its programs for the 4th Quarter of 2012. They show the total program participation for the New York Fire Department Program, the Responders Program, the Survivor … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 -- 9/11 Pentagon, Shanksville Responders to be covered under WTC Health Program
The World Trade Center Health Program today published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule detailing the eligibility criteria for responders to receive care and treatment following the terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 -- 9/11 Pentagon, Shanksville Responders to be covered under WTC Health Program
The World Trade Center Health Program today published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule detailing the eligibility criteria for responders to receive care and treatment following the terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 -- Queens Health Center Relocates to Larger Facility in Rego Park, Queens
Wanted to let you know that yesterday, the North Shore-LIJ Health System opened a new Queens World Trade Center (WTC) Clinical Center of Excellence, moving from Flushing to new larger facility in Rego Park, Queens. The new 3,650-square-foot center, about … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 -- VCF Program Update
I wanted to let you know about an updated policy of the September 11th, Victims Compensation Fund. The Fund recently posted a new Frequently Asked Question, explaining how you can confirm that you are registered with the Fund. Generally the … Continue reading