Why should I participate?

Veterans and Servicemembers should participate in the registry to become more aware of their health, to receive information about ongoing health studies and VA services, and to create a “snaphot” of their health to assist discussing their health concerns with a health care provider. Veteran participants are also eligible for a no-cost Veterans Health Administration medical evaluation. In addition, other benefits include helping VA learn more about the health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards. By participating, Veterans are helping VA to monitor certain diseases and health conditions.