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Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program


The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) is authorized by Section 417C of the Public Health Service Act, Part C of Title IV, Public Law 106-245 (42 USC 285(a)-9).  The purpose of RESEP is to assist individuals who live (or lived) in areas where U.S. nuclear weapons testing occurred and are who are diagnosed with cancer and other radiogenic diseases caused by exposure to nuclear fallout or nuclear materials such as uranium. RESEP funds support eligible health care organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases and the importance of early detection; screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals for medical treatment; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.   


Public and Nonprofit Health care organizations located in one of the 12 high-impact States cited in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming).

The following types of governmental organizations are also eligible to apply: Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospitals or medical centers and the Indian Health Services (IHS) health care facilities including programs provided through tribal contracts, compacts, grants or cooperative agreements with IHS.

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Radiation Exposure Screening and Education grantees with active projects


Katherine Lloyd or 301-443-2933