PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT of FACT
Why Does FaCT Sponsor the Ohio Health Registry?
FaCT has been working on constructing, piloting, refining, and using the Ohio Health Registry for the past four years. It is our main program right now. Why is a health registry so important?
Since 2015, we have been enrolling persons who live in the vicinity of shale development (aka “fracking”) in the Ohio Health Registry. The purpose is to collect baseline health profiles of these persons. Subsequently, these profiles will be updated to record any changes in health that may be attributable to shale development infrastructure and/or operations. This data will be made available to qualified public health researchers. Strict confidentiality is maintained.
BENEFITS TO ENROLLEES AND COMMUNITIES
Better allocation of public health resources to your community
Improved education of your doctors
Better-tailored physician care of you and your family
Establishment of better regulations and better enforcement of regulations of shale operations in Ohio
Documentation of harms from shale development that might potentially help victims in litigation
REGISTRATION EVENTS of 2019
In 2019, OHR conduct health registrations in the following locations:
Elmore in Ottawa County, Youngstown in Mahoning County (two events), Coitsville in Mahoning County, and Jefferson in Ashtabula County.
Visit the Ohio Health Registry website for dates, times, and locations: www.ohiohealthregistry.org