Health Challenges After 9/11

 In Events, Press Release

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:30pm

Dr. Crane will discuss his experience evaluating responders and recovery workers and developing programs to address medical needs. He will also give a broader overview of the program’s reach to include survivors and WTC neighborhood residents who continue to be surveyed and monitored on both their physical and mental health.

The 9/11 Tribute Center is pleased to present this program that will give greater insight into 9/11’s impact on health. When our volunteers lead visitors from around the world on tours of the 9/11 Memorial, two of the questions they are asked most often are “How has 9/11 a ected the health of the community? How is the government assisting?” The 9/11 community is severely impacted by the many health issues stemming from both that day and the recovery period.
The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested but not required.

 

About the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) at Mount Sinai was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The program provides medical monitoring exams, medical and mental health treatment for certi ed WTC-related health conditions and social service assistance to 9/11 rescue, recovery, restoration, and clean-up workers and volunteers (also identi ed as WTC responders.) Additionally, the Program provides an initial health evaluation to those individuals who lived, worked, or attended school or daycare in Manhattan south of Houston Street or within a 1.5 mile radius of the WTC site in Brooklyn (WTC survivors.)

The Program also o ers follow-up medical exams and treatment for WTC survivors, who reside outside the NY metropolitan area, as well as responders from the Pentagon and Shanksville sites, can receive healthcare through the National Provider Network managed by the Logistic Health Inc. (LHI.) For more information about the WTCHP, including whether or not you might be eligible, please contact the program directly at 1.888.982.4748 or visit www.cdc.gov/wtc.

Michael Crane, M.D., M.P.H., is the Medical Director of the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Icahn School of Medicine. He assumed this position in 2010, having served as Deputy Director since 2006. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Crane spent 16 years as Chief Medical O cer of Con Edison of New York. In 2002, he established a medical treatment program for Con Edison workers who assisted in recovery e orts at the WTC site.

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