Program Statistics

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program offers high-quality, compassionate healthcare to those directly affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks.

We provide medical monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers who helped at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This group is known as Responders.

The Program also provides initial screenings and treatment to those who were present on the day of the attacks or who worked, lived, or went to school in the New York City disaster area on September 11th or the months that followed. This group is known as Survivors.

The WTC Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. In 2015, the Program was reauthorized until 2090.

Facts about the WTC Health Program

Below you will find general program information related to members enrolled and members certified (approved) for treatment of health conditions in the WTC Health Program. This information is updated quarterly.

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Statistics

Overall Enrollment in the WTC Health Program

Month Responder Survivor
Jul 2011 56,191
Jun 2015 63,409 8,888
Sep 2015 63,989 9,115
Dec 2015 64,386 9,302
Mar 2016 64,784 9,530
Jun 2016 65,188 9,747
Sep 2016 65,654 10,033
Dec 2016 66,376 10,586
Mar 2017 67,068 11,186
Jun 2017 67,906 12,029
Sep 2017 68,802 13,341
Dec 2017 69,664 14,314
Mar 2018 70,813 15,479
Jun 2018 71,837 16,635
Sep 2018 73,021 17,607
Dec 2018 74,102 18,905
Mar 2019 75,031 20,275
Jun 2019 76,104 21,687
Sep 2019 76,910 22,856
Dec 2019 77,776 24,315
Mar 2020 78,534 25,484

Note: The Program started on July 1, 2011, and at that time, 56,191 Responders were “grandfathered” from previous Federal activities. On September 29, 2011, 4,748 Survivors were likewise “grandfathered”. The chart above depicts enrollment from the beginning of the Program, starting with “grandfathered” members and the cumulative addition of new members each quarter. The date labels correspond to the end of the quarter (i.e., September 2018 represents cumulative members through September 30, 2018).

Data current as of March 31, 2020

New Enrollees - Past 24 Months

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Month Responder Survivor Total
Apr 2018 393 416 809
May 2018 386 437 823
Jun 2018 245 303 548
Jul 2018 358 329 687
Aug 2018 370/td> 342 712
Sep 2018 456 301 757
Oct 2018 421 431 852
Nov 2018 354 424 778
Dec 2018 306 443 749
Jan 2019 335 508 843
Feb 2019 312 424 736
Mar 2019 282 438 720
Apr 2019 382 572 954
May 2019 400 429 829
Jun 2019 291 411 702
Jul 2019 288 438 726
Aug 2019 248 346 594
Sep 2019 270 385 655
Oct 2019 260 460 720
Nov 2019 238 487 725
Dec 2019 368 512 880
Jan 2020 190 359 549
Feb 2020 280 401 681
Mar 2020 288 409 697

Data current as of March 31, 2020

WTC Health Program Enrollment by Member Type

Member Type # %
General Responders 60,631 58%
FDNY Responders 17,010 16%
Survivors 25,483 24%
Pentagon / Shanksville Responders 894 1%
Total Members 104,018 100%

Note: Of the total members, 2,955 are deceased.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

WTC Health Program Enrollment Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 307 <1% 770 1% 1,077 1%
35-44 6359 6% 2,103 2% 8,462 8%
45-54 27,393 27% 5,130 5% 32,532 32%
55-64 27,610 27% 8,160 8% 35,770 35%
65-74 10,139 10% 6,090 6% 16,229 16%
Older than 75 3,299 3% 2,810 3% 6,109 6%
Not Available 891 1% 2 <1% 893 1%
Total Members 75,998 75% 25,065 25% 101,063

Note: This data does not include 2,536 deceased Responders or 419 deceased Survivors.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

WTC Health Program Member Type by Gender

Note: These data do not include the 2,573 deceased males or 382 deceased females

Age Responder Survivor Total
Male 66,272 66% 13,031 13% 79,303 78%
Female 9,294 9% 12,029 12% 21,323 21%
Not Available 432 <1% 5 <1% 437 <1%
Total Members 75,998 75% 25,065 25% 101,063

Data current as of March 31, 2020

WTC Health Program Members by State

State Members
Alabama 100-499
Alaska 1-49
Arizona 100-499
Arkansas 1-49
California 500-999
Colorado 100-499
Connecticut 500-999
Delaware 100-499
District of Columbia 50-99
Florida 1,000-9,999
Georgia 500-999
Hawaii 1-49
Idaho 1-49
Illinois 100-499
Indiana 100-499
Iowa 1-49
Kansas 1-49
Kentucky 50-99
Louisiana 50-99
Maine 50-99
Maryland 100-499
Massachusetts 100-499
Michigan 100-499
Minnesota 50-99
Mississippi 1-49
Missouri 100-499
Montana 1-49
Nebraska 1-49
Nevada 100-499
New Hampshire 50-99
New Jersey 1,000-9,999
New Mexico 50-99
New York 10,000 +
North Carolina 1,000-9,999
North Dakota 1-49
Ohio 100-499
Oklahoma 50-99
Oregon 100-499
Pennsylvania 1,000-9,999
Rhode Island 50-99
South Carolina 500-999
South Dakota 1-49
Tennessee 500-999
Texas 500-999
Utah 50-99
Vermont 50-99
Virginia 1,000-9,999
Washington 100-499
West Virginia 50-99
Wisconsin 50-99
Wyoming 1-49
063358 members enrolled in the Program, 20,236 members live outside the New York City Metropolitan Area. These members are served through the Nationwide Provider Network.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Members with Certifications by Zadroga Act Categories of Conditions

Living Members

Certification Category Responder Survivor
Aerodigestive 34,502 9,389
Mental Health 12,237 5,165
Cancer 11,029 6,065
Musculoskeletal and Acute Traumatic Injuries 531 29

Deceased Members

Certification Category Responder Survivor
Aerodigestive 869 959
Mental Health 375 40
Cancer 781 150
Musculoskeletal and Acute Traumatic Injuries 12 0

Note: Individual members may have certifications is more than one category. Data in the bar graph represents living members only.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Top 10 Certified Conditions

Certified Condition Responder Survivor
Chronic Rhinosinusitis 25,602 5,201
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 23,116 4,335
Asthma 12,654 4,346
Cancers 11,810 6,215
Sleep Apnea 13,176 1,084
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 8,038 3,132
Chronic Respiratory Disorder - Fumes / Vapors 7,294 1,095
WTC-Exacerbated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD 3,093 676
Anxiety Disorder (NOS)* 2,415 802
Major Depressive Disorder 2,341 728

Note: Individual members may have certifications in more than one category.
The notation (NOS) refers to “Not Otherwise Specified.”

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Top 15 Certified Cancers

Certified Cancer Responder Survivor
Non-melanoma Skin 4,221 706
Prostate 2,643 1,178
Breast – Female 303 978
Melanoma of Skin 915 232
Lymphoma 549 456
Thyroid 503 466
Lung/Bronchus 435 401
Kidney 475 266
Leukemia 397 272
Colon 371 214
Bladder 358 159
Myeloma 175 184
Oropharynx 179 120
Rectum 143 128
Lip 181 <10

Note: Individual members may have certifications in more than one category.

*Members less than 10 are not displayed for privacy reasons.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Members by Number of Certifications

Number of Certifications Number Percent
1 16,150 28
2 12,563 22
3 9,979 17
4 7,546 13
5 4,687 8
6 2,912 5
7 1,553 3
8 847 1
9 493 1
10 or more 627 1

Note: 57,357 members have one or more certifications, which is the sum of the numbers on the chart above.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Members with Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 21 <1% 288 1% 309 1%
35-44 2,138 4% 941 2% 3,079 6%
45-54 13,103 23% 2,628 5% 15,731 28%
55-64 17,014 30% 4,853 9% 21,867 39%
65-74 7,246 13% 4,139 7% 11,385 20%
Older than 74 1,793 3% 1,633 3% 3,426 6%

Note: 55,797 members have at least one certification. These data do not include 1,560 deceased members who held certifications.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Members with Aerodigestive Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 <10* <1% 207 <1% 208-216 <1%
35-44 1,820 4% 637 1% 2,457 6%
45-54 11,470 26% 1,700 4% 13,170 30%
55-64 14,211 32% 3,203 7% 17,414 40%
65-74 5,666 13% 2,600 6% 8,266 19%
Older than 74 1,333 3% 1,042 2% 2,375 5%

Note: 43,890 – 43,898 members hold at least one Aerodigestive certification. These data do not include 880 deceased members who held Aerodigestive certifications.

*Members less than 10 are not displayed for privacy reasons.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Members with Mental Health Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 19 <1% 131 1% 150 1%
35-44 652 4% 422 2% 1,074 6%
45-54 3,845 22% 1,060 6% 4,905 28%
55-64 5,307 30% 1,834 11% 7,141 41%
65-74 2,064 12% 1,293 7% 3,357 19%
75+ 350 2% 425 2% 775 4%

Note: 17,402 members hold at least one mental health certification. These data do not include 415 deceased members who held mental health certifications.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Members with Cancer Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor Total
Under 35 <1 <1% 32 <1% 32 <1%
35-44 206 1% 256 1% 462 3%
45-54 2,087 12% 964 6% 3,051 18%
55-64 4,780 28% 1,985 12% 6,765 40%
65-74 3,010 18% 1,998 12% 5,008 29%
Older than 74 946 6% 830 5% 1,776 10%

Note: 17,094 members hold at least one cancer certification. These data do not include 931 deceased members who held cancer certifications.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

Members with Musculoskeletal and Acute Traumatic Injuries Certifications Age Distribution

Age Responder Survivor
Under 35 <1 <1% <1 <1%
35-44 13 2% <10* <1%
45-54 117 21% <10* 1%
55-64 241 43% 13 2%
65-74 134 24% <10* 1%
Greater than 75 26 5% <10* <1%

Note: 560 members have at least one Musculoskeletal certification. These data do not include 12 deceased members who held Musculoskeletal certifications.

*Members less than 10 are not displayed for privacy reasons.

Data current as of March 31, 2020

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