The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has created a community assistance panel (CAP) for the Camp Lejeune site. The purpose of the CAP is to voice the concerns of the affected community of marines and their families and to provide input for health studies. Members of the CAP will provide individual input as well as represent the views of the community and groups to which they belong. ATSDR will seriously consider all CAP members’ points of view. No votes will be taken during CAP meetings. The CAP consists of community members, one representative from the Department of Defense (DoD), independent scientific experts, and ATSDR staff.