News & Updates Archives


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

March 27, 2013 -- Legislation to Stop Sequestration cuts to 9/11 Programs Announced
Wanted to let you know that U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representatives Peter King, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler announced legislation today that would prevent the threatened sequester cuts from going into effect. http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/gillibrand-schumer-king-maloney-nadler-first-responders-urge-congress-to-avoid-looming-automatic-across-the-board-budget-ax_including-deep-cuts-to-9/11-zadroga-program-federal-aid-to-hurricane-sandy-victims As Dr. … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 -- Video of VCF Informational Forum
Wanted to let you know that up on the 9/11 Health Watch website is video from the information forum that 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum held on January 30 at Baruch College. With the recent announcement by … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 -- Help us help you
Recently, you became a member of 9/11 Health Watch. We are committed to the September 11th heroes, survivors, and their families, whose selfless sacrifice continues to inspire us to this very day. We aim to provide vital updates and educational … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 -- First awards to survivors
Good news to report! Sheila Birnbaum, special master of the Victims Compensation Fund, announced the first fifteen awards. You can read our statement below. Today’s announcement by Victims Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum of the first 15 awards under … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 -- The latest on 9/11 health
It is a New Year and now that we’re back from the holidays, we wanted to share with you a few pieces posted to our website. The author of the Zadroga Act, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, penned a piece exclusively for … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 -- Statement on WTC Health Registry Study on Cancer
9/11 Health Watch Statement on the release today of the WTC Health Registry Study on Cancer that is being published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Today’s release of the WTC Health Registry Article on Cancer being published … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 -- 911 Health Watch Statement on Victims Compensation Fund
Yesterday the NY Post published an article ” Nearly two years after Zadroga bill signed, Ground Zero workers and others sickened or injured in 9/11 attacks haven’t been paid” about the slow pace of the reopened Victims Compensation Fund. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zilch_from_zadroga_OVXHXJcP8A3g6Igem57V5N … Continue reading