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Since 2015, we have been enrolling persons in the Ohio Health Registry who live in the vicinity of shale development (aka “fracking”). 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
Providing potentially useful documentation of harms you may have suffered if you decide to take legal action against shale interests.
What We've Achieved
Recruitment of a team of volunteers to operate the Ohio Health Registry
Training of a cadre of qualified registrars
Development of a comprehensive baseline health survey instrument
Development of protocols for secure storage of collected health data
Registration of persons living in shale development regions in several counties across Ohio.