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The Response to September 11: A Disaster Case Study

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Michael A. Crane ,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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MD, MPH
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Nomi C. Levy-Carrick,

New York University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY
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MD, MPhil
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Laura Crowley,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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MD
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Stephanie Barnhart,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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Melissa Dudas,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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Uchechukwu Onuoha,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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Yelena Globina,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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MD, MPH
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Winta Haile,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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Gauri Shukla,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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MPH
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Fatih Ozbay

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, World Trade Center Health Program, New York, NY
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Abstract

Background

The response to 9/11 continues into its 14th year. The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), a long-term monitoring and treatment program now funded by the Zadroga Act of 2010, includes >60,000 World Trade Center (WTC) disaster responders and community members (“survivors”). The aim of this review is to identify several elements that have had a critical impact on the evolution of the WTC response and, directly or indirectly, the health of the WTC-exposed population. It further explores post-disaster monitoring efforts, recent scientific findings from the WTCHP, and some implications of this experience for ongoing and future environmental disaster response.

Findings

Transparency and responsiveness, site safety and worker training, assessment of acute and chronic exposure, and development of clinical expertise are interconnected elements determining efficacy of disaster response.

Conclusion

Even in a relatively well-resourced environment, challenges regarding allocation of appropriate attention to vulnerable populations and integration of treatment response to significant medical and mental health comorbidities remain areas of ongoing programmatic development.

How to Cite: A. Crane, M., Levy-Carrick, N.C., Crowley, L., Barnhart, S., Dudas, M., Onuoha, U., Globina, Y., Haile, W., Shukla, G. and Ozbay, F., 2014. The Response to September 11: A Disaster Case Study. Annals of Global Health, 80(4), pp.320–331. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2014.08.215
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Published on 25 Nov 2014.
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