Dr. John Howard serves as the Program Administrator of the WTC Health Program. He is a medical doctor and a lifelong advocate for workers' health. As the Program Administrator, Dr. Howard may issue statements noting updates and milestones for the WTC Health Program. Below is a listing of the official statements from Dr. Howard.
- August 29, 2014 - The World Trade Center Health Program appreciates the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) detailed and thoughtful review of the approach used by the Program to determine whether to add cancers to the list of conditions covered for medical monitoring and treatment. We take our responsibility for the Program seriously, and we are gratified that GAO found our approach fundamentally to be reasonable. We will closely review GAO's findings and recommendations as we continue to plan and execute our duties. The statement can be found at http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-606
- July 1, 2014 - Statement marking the three-year anniversary of the WTC Health Program. The Program provides medical monitoring and treatment to eligible 9/11 responders and survivors.
- February 14, 2014 - Statement from the Administrator regarding the publication of an Interim Final Rule (IFR) which amends the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions found in the WTC Health Program regulations, and results in four specific cancers becoming eligible for coverage as WTC-related health conditions
- July 3, 2013 - Statement from the Administrator regarding the Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Addition of Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions
- July 1, 2013 - Statement marking the second anniversary of the WTC Health Program. The Program provides medical monitoring and treatment to eligible 9/11 responders and survivors.
- March 28, 2013 - Statement regarding the Federal Register Interim Final Rule on the eligibility criteria for responders to receive care and treatment following the terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania
- September 12, 2012 - Statement regarding the Final Rule for the addition of cancer to the WTC Health Program
- July 2, 2012 - Statement about the one-year anniversary of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act