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9/11 Environmental Action
 
9/11 Environmental Action formed in the months immediately following September 11th to call attention to the environmental health risks of the disaster and to advocate for a proper clean-up. We have worked to protect the health of the downtown community ever since. Key to our mission is to ensure that those who were affected physically or emotionally by the WTC disaster get the health care they need and deserve.
 
Our goal is to raise awareness of 9/11 health issues and options for treatment among community residents and those who worked, went to school or happened to be present in the area of the World Trade Center on September 11th. We are also here to provide enrollment assistance for the Survivor, Responder and National Programs. Please contact us if you need our assistance.
 
Fealgood Foundation
 
To assist all emergency personnel, including but not limited to, firefighters, police officers, nurses, volunteers, sanitation workers, transportation workers and construction workers, within the United States who have been injured, or face serious injury due to action or omission, in the course of their duties or within their everyday lives.
 
The mission of the FGF includes educating elected officials and private entities on the various problems, concerns and issues faced by First Responders in their everyday duties. The FGF is therefore dedicated to advocating for First Responder rights and illuminating, to proper authorities, the serious issues they encounter.
 
NYCOSH
 
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) is a membership organization of workers, unions, community-based organizations, workers' rights activists, and health and safety professionals. NYCOSH uses training, education, and advocacy to improve health and safety conditions in our workplaces, our communities, and our environment.
 
Beginning with the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and continuing to present day, NYCOSH has worked extensively on World Trade Center - related occupational and environmental issues. Within days of 9/11, NYCOSH produced and distributed a series of fact sheets about respiratory protection and safe work and cleanup procedures. NYCOSH has been conducting outreach on the WTC Health Program to key groups of workers, comprising responders in the building trades, city and state agencies, and union and non-union workers including Spanish-speaking responders and survivors who have either lost touch with the program or have not been able to access outreach literature. They initiated the Health for Heroes Outreach campaign to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
 
 
 
 
Programs
 
9/11 Health Watch
 
911 Health Watch is monitoring the programs created by the law and are ready to address any lapses in the delivery of services and if necessary to suggest changes that might be needed and making sure that responders and survivors have the information on how the programs are working that they deserve.
 
911 Health Watch have already worked to help fix the early problems with the reopened September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and are continuing to make sure it and the World Trade Center Health Program provides the care for injured and ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors as the law intended. With the reauthorization of both programs we will continue to work to make sure they fulfil their purpose.
 
NY State Workers' Compensation Board
 
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board protects the rights of employees and employers by ensuring the proper delivery of benefits to those who are injured or ill, and by promoting compliance with the law.
 
The Board operates service centers thoughout the state, thereby providing convenient access for customers and stakeholders. Chair Kenneth J. Munnelly is the administrative head of the agency. The Board is composed of 13 commissioners, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the State Senate for terms of seven years.
 
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
 
The VCF provides compensation for for any individual (or personal representative of a deceased individual) that suffered physical harm, or was killed as a result of the 9/11 aircraft crashes and building collapses as well as the cleanup efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath.
 
WTC responders, survivors, or next of kin can file claims for economic loss due to WTC physical health impacts. (Please note: unfortunately, mental health impacts are not compensable.) For additional information, visit www.vcf.gov or call 1-855-885-1555.
 
The Remembering 9/11 Project
 
This project gives survivors and responders a much needed voice, but it's also given our local and national communities the chance to better understand the continuing impact of this disaster and its unprecedented effects on the lives, health, and legacies of thousands of people.
 
Ultimately, Remembering 9/11 will serve as the largest collection of eyewitness testimony of the 9/11 disaster and its impact on the people involved. The project with donate the collection in its entirety to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC where it will have a permanent home available to the public.
 
World Trade Center Health Registry
 
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry was established in 2002 by the NYC Department of Health to monitor the health of people directly exposed to the WTC disaster - those who lived, worked or went to school in the area of the disaster or were involved in rescue and recovery efforts. Enrollees completed a confidential health survey - and are asked to complete follow up surveys every few years, so that the Registry can track post-disaster changes in their physical and mental health.
 
Survey findings are periodically published periodically in medical journals. The WTC Registry does NOT conduct medical tests and is NOT not a treatment program. Being enrolled in the Registry does NOT mean that you are enrolled in the WTC Health Program.
 
 
 
 

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