World Trade Center Health Program

March 2017
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-141
Cover page for publication 2017-141

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provides specialized medical monitoring and treatment for responders to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania (PA), and for survivors in the New York City Disaster Area. As a result of their exposure to airborne toxins and other hazardous conditions arising from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, responders and survivors now face serious physical and mental health issues, including cancer. Med-ical benefits are provided to eligible responders and survivors to monitor, evaluate, and treat specific WTC-related health conditions through seven Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCEs) in the New York met-ropolitan area and through a Nationwide Provider Network (NPN) in all 50 states.

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