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.
September 11, 2017 - Statement from the Administrator regarding the Day of Remembrance on the 16th year since the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
July 1, 2017 - Statement marking the six-year anniversary of the WTC Health Program. The Program provides medical monitoring and treatment to eligible 9/11 responders and survivors.
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