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CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions Project Deadline Extended

February 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

World TB Day is a little over one month away. We recognize many of our colleagues and partners have been adapting their World TB Day plans in this challenging public health environment, and our World TB Day commemorations may look different this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our colleagues at Stop TB Partnership have announced “The Clock is Ticking” as the 2021 World TB Day theme, and CDC has also been working on additional activities and resources:

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    The CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions Project nomination deadline has been extended to February 24, 2021! In recognition of the way the TB prevention and control community has contributed to the COVID-19 response, we are seeking nominations that reflect the important contributions that TB agencies, organizations, and partners have made to the COVID-19 response, and/or showcase the innovation and adaptation needed to maintain TB elimination activities in a challenging public health environment. U.S. TB Champions will have their stories featured on CDC’s website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Visit the CDC website to learn more about the nomination process and past Champions.

  • We are posting virtual World TB Day events from across the United States to our World TB Day News and Events timeline. To add your event, follow the instructions on the World TB Day event form.
  • CDC’s World TB Day digital toolkit has graphics and videos to help spread the “End TB” message. We will continue to update the toolkit in the coming weeks.

As we approach World TB Day, we will be adding additional resources and materials to the World TB Day Website.  This webpage will continue to be updated with 2021 World TB Day information.

If you have questions, please contact

Thank you,

Nickolas DeLuca, PhD
Branch Chief, Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention