Enrollees' Stories

    Meet Jay Alan Zimmerman, a composer and performer who experienced hearing loss after 9/11. Hear the inspiring story of how this WTC Health Registry enrollee was able to make a difference. Watch the video.
The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on 9/11 Survivors

    The flooding and clean up after Hurricane Sandy (Sandy) and other environmental disasters can result in conditions that could potentially lead to an increased risk of lower respiratory symptoms (LRS). Read the article.
Lessons from Interviews With 9/11 Survivors

    In 2018, the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry conducted studies on the health of 9/11 survivors and responders. This year’s annual report shares new findings on topics we have reported on in the past, such as hearing loss, depression and quality of life. This report also features stories from enrollees who experienced hearing loss after the WTC disaster. The 2018 Annual Report (PDF).
Treatment Referral

    Learn more about how the Registry's Treatment Referral Program can help you get monitoring and treatment for 9/11-related health problems.
You May Be Eligible for Compensation from the September 11th Victim Compensation

    You or a loved one may be eligible for healthcare and/or 9/11 compensation or financial assistance. Learn more.

WTC Health Registry

Registries allow researchers and health professionals to track and investigate illness and recovery related to disasters. Lessons learned from a disaster can also save lives and reduce injuries in future disasters. The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the New York City Health Department established the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Registry in 2002 to monitor the health of people directly exposed to the 9/11 WTC disaster. The Registry became the largest post-disaster registry in U.S. history when more than 71,000 responders and survivors voluntarily enrolled in 2003-04. Since May 2009, the Registry has been funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and has ongoing collaborations with academic and governmental entities and medical institutions.

The WTC Health Registry periodically follows-up with enrollees to track changes in physical and mental health over time and gaps in care.

Registry Highlights