Federal TB Task Force

Purpose

The Federal Tuberculosis (TB) Task Force is a coalition composed of the federal agencies involved in U.S. TB research and control efforts. Established in 1991, it facilitates coordination of activities among these federal agencies. It was established under the leadership of the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (then William C. Roper, MD) to address the outbreaks of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB occurring during the 1985–1992 surge in TB cases.

CDC’s role

CDC provides leadership for the Federal TB Task Force. Members of CDC senior executive staff have chaired the Task Force since its beginning. Other CDC staff serve on the Task Force, as well.

Activities and Accomplishments

Federal TB Task Force members communicate regularly to discuss TB activities and research.

Member Agencies

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)external icon

U.S. Agency for International Developmentexternal icon

Department of Housing and Urban Developmentexternal icon

Department of Veterans Affairsexternal icon

Department of Justiceexternal icon

Department of Homeland Securityexternal icon

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciencesexternal icon

Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseasesexternal icon

Meeting Minutes

Page last reviewed: December 31, 2018