FUKUSHIMA Lives on the Line

261chap.VConveying to PosterityFUKUSHIMA: Lives on the Line[Purpose of the Survey]In response to the radioactive contamination due to the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, we are currently implementing the Fukushima Health Management Survey. The survey targets all residents of Fukushima Prefecture to monitor, ensure, and promote the long-term health and safety of the residents.Through the health management survey, we intend to safeguard the long-term health of Fukushima residents by conducting continuous tests and checkups for early diagnoses and treatments of health hazards. In addition, we aim at organizing research, education, and medical support systems.[Promotion System]We are promoting this survey in collaboration with Fukushima Prefecture, under the guidance and advice provided by Fukushima Health Management Survey’s review committee, comprising experts in radiation exposure and management. As part of our promotion system for the Fukushima Health Management Survey, designated staff was appointed in June 2011 and the Radiation Medical Fukushima PrefectureThe Review Committee for Fukushima Health Management SurveyHealth and Welfare Office of Fukushima PrefectureDivision for Health Promotion and Division for Rural medicineHealth Management Survey DivisionFukushima Medical UniversityConsignmentstaffRadiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management SurveyInternal and External Expert CommitteesDirector of the CenterVice-director of the CenterDepartment of EpidemiologyDepartment of ClinicalDepartment of Information ManagementDepartment of Public RelationsDepartment of International RelationsVice-director of the CenterDirector (in charge of the residents’ health management)Chairperson (in charge of management and operations)Deputy Director of AdministrationAdministrative Office: Health Management Survey DivisionRadiation Medicine Headquarters for the Residents’ Health ManagementChairpersonPromotion SystemFukushima Health Management SurveyHealth Survey DivisionPurpose of the Survey and Promotion System