WTC Health Program: Outreach and Education Partners

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NIOSH has established outreach and education partnerships through cooperative agreements to support the needs of multiple WTC Health Program populations. Our partners provide information about the WTC Health Program and assist in the recruitment of eligible responders and survivors through culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials during various outreach efforts.

This page contains a listing of the outreach and education projects currently underway with our partners. Included in the list is a description of each project along with the name of the organization, their Web address, and contact inormation in case you are interested in current and future outeach and education efforts.

Outreach and Education Projects

The NIOSH funded outreach and education cooperative agreements listed below were awarded in 2012 for a duration of 2 years.

  • Connecting Individuals to the WTC Health Program through Single Stop USA's Network in NY City
    Single Stop USA will use its extensive network, screening tools, and community outreach capacity to identify and connect individuals who were affected – directly or indirectly – by the WTC attacks to WTC Health Program resources; help guide those individuals through the application process; and connect them with healthcare treatment and monitoring programs for 9/11-related conditions.

  • District Council 37, World Trade Center Health, Outreach and Education Program
    District Council 37 (DC 37) AFSCME will conduct a multifaceted outreach and educational program to inform potentially eligible members (rescue, recovery and cleanup workers), area workers, and residents about the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program funded by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The program involves multiple and simultaneous coordination of outreach projects, including but not limited to materials/video/audio development; a lower Manhattan poster campaign; live presentations to members and other potential enrollees; one-on-one member counseling; and promotion of the WTC Health Program via social media, radio, TV and any other platform available to DC 37, AFSCME, and affiliates. DC 37 will also target workers, volunteers, residents, and area workers who may be eligible to enroll in the national program.

  • International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Plan for World Trade Center Outreach and Education
    The IAFF is a non-profit labor organization that represents about 300,000 professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel throughout the United States and Canada. IAFF members from around the country responded to the collapses of the World Trade Center towers during the days, weeks, and months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. IAFF members, engaged in extensive rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero, Pentagon and Shanksville crash sites. Through existing communication channels, social media, and national conferences, the IAFF will conduct outreach and education efforts to inform members about the services offered by the WTC Health Program and encourage them to enroll.
      Organization: International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)
      Principal Investigator: Patrick J. Morrison
      Contact Person: Theresa Gorman
      Contact Information: or 202-824-8628
      Web Site:
      Project #: 1E11-OH010456-01

  • Outreach to 9/11 Survivors and Disaster Relief Volunteers
    The 9/11 Environmental Action (9/11 EA) project will utilize innovative social networking techniques, web-based film clips in English, Spanish and Chinese, and traditional outreach methods, to reach as broad a population as possible. The project will disseminate information about who is eligible for World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program membership for the Survivor Program (including the Pediatric Program), the Responder Program or the National Program and provide guidance on how to enroll. 9/11 EA will closely partner with the survivor organization, StuyHealth, to reach a population of former students, now young adults, locally and nationally. The project will focus mainly on survivors, but includes a significant component of outreach to 9/11 disaster relief volunteers. 9/11 EA will collaborate with the Ground Zero Fellowship to reach a responder population of affected disaster relief volunteers, locally and nationally.

  • Tuesday's Children: First Responder Alliance Outreach and Education
    Through the First Responder Alliance (FRA), Tuesday's Children provides programs and services to about 1,200 rescue and recovery workers, and their families, impacted by the events of September 11, 2011. These services are also offered to the entire population of about 70,000 World Trade Center first responders. With this cooperative agreement, they will conduct outreach and education about the WTCHP and provide community-centered, psycho-educational workshops; wellness days; and mental health services for first responders, and their families, to reduce stressors that adversely influence family dynamics.

  • Using Well-Established Local and National Networks to Reach WTC Responders and Survivors including the Hardest to Reach
    This project will conduct an outreach program to reach survivors and responders, both locally and nationally, who are eligible for benefits under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. NYCOSH will use an extensive network of local and national organizations, and individuals, built over many years to reach eligible survivors and responders on a national and local level, including hard-to-reach populations such as immigrant workers and survivors. NYCOSH will establish a webpage with information about the WTC Health Program; hold meetings with potentially eligible populations; develop and disseminate material about the program and establish a telephone information service.
      Organization: NY Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)
      Principal Investigator: Charlene Obernauer
      Contact Person: Gail Robinson
      Contact Information: or 212-227-6440
      Web Site:
      Project #: 1E11-OH010457-01

  • Voices of September 11th World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Outreach Project
    Voices of September 11th (VOICES) provides a wide range of support services and programs to address long-term needs of those impacted by 9/11. VOICES and the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) will join forces to increase understanding of the WTC Health Program and to expand the number of individuals registered and screened within the target population. The plan for outreach is broad-based and uses proven engagement techniques, direct-contact printed materials, web-based activities and social networks as well as community-based and corporate presentations, conferences and forums. The plan targets outreach to companies, organizations, local residents, culturally and linguistically diverse populations (Spanish and Chinese), and subgroups such as parents, immigrants, seniors, retirees and children.

  • World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Outreach and Education Plan
    Inner City Fund (ICF) International and the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) will develop and implement an outreach and education strategy created with input from representative members of the 9/11 affected community and response agencies, including state and local government liaisons. Primary activities of the outreach and education project include: 1) coordination with the CDC/NIOSH and other cooperative agreements, of communications and events related to the services of the WTC Health Program Outreach and Education 2) development of culturally and linguistically appropriate and effective outreach information and education materials specifically targeted to recipients of the 9-11 Unmet Needs Roundtable, nationally based behavioral health, faith based and other volunteer responders; and 3) dissemination of print and electronic materials via face-to-face contacts, community meetings, informational forums (national and local), regular mail and social media.
      Organizations: Inner City Fund (ICF) International and National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)
      Principal Investigator and Contact Person: April Naturale (ICF)
      Contact Information: or 508-246-5895
      Additional Contact Person: Tyler Radford (NDIN)
      Additional Contact Information: or 212-669-6100
      Web Site:
      Project #: 1E11-OH010454-01

Information on Outreach and Education Funding Opportunities

The NIOSH funded outreach and education cooperative agreements were awarded in 2012 for a duration of 2 years. On January 31, 2014, NIOSH published a notice seeking capability statements from organizations with experience (or similar experience) in providing outreach and education support to responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks (Solicitation Number: HHS-CDC-NIOSH-SS-14-0001). The capability statements were accepted through February 28, 2014.

On June 16, 2014, NIOSH published a solicitation notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website: Outreach and Education Services for the CDC/NIOSH World Trade Center Health Program (Solicitation Number 2014-N-16435) published on Federal Business Opportunities website.Questions concerning this formal Request for Proposal shall be submitted electronically via email to the following address: by 4:00 p.m. (EST), Thursday, June 26, 2014. Answers to questions that CDC/NIOSH determines to be necessary for proposal preparation will be returned via email on or about Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Technical questions submitted by telephone or verbally will not be honored. Please group your questions by RFP solicitation sections A through M.

EACH question submitted by the Offeror shall be numbered and include:

(1) SOW section number and/or title (including subparagraph designations) or solicitation section and/or title being referenced.
(2) Complete description of the question

NOTE: Questions submitted in chart or graph format will not be accepted.

Proposal Submission
Offerors shall deliver the proposal electronically to the following address no later than 4:00 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

The proposal must be signed by an official authorized to bind your organization.

A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 1300 to 1500, to be held in New York City, NY at:

Jacob K. Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Room
New York City, NY 10278

The purpose of the conference is to help ensure that potential Offerors fully understand the details of work, especially the Government interpretation of the Statement of Objectives. As time permits, potential Offerors will have an opportunity to comment on the details of the requirements. Attendance at the conference is encouraged, but not mandatory, since a formal solicitation amendment, to include an electronic copy of all questions asked/answered and sign-in sheet, will be posted to Federal Business Opportunities ( shortly thereafter (accordingly, no recording devices are authorized).

In order to attend the pre-proposal conference vendors must submit a list of attendees to the Contracting Officer and Program Analyst no later than 1600EST, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Please send list to the following email addresses:

Contract award is estimated on or about 15 September 2014.

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