Dear Colleague Letters

TB Elimination Champions

March 16, 2020

New LTBI Guidelines

Dear Colleagues,

CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination is pleased to announce the 2020 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions. Achieving TB elimination requires the continued hard work and dedication from those working at the state and local levels, including TB control programs and healthcare providers who are working to end TB in their communities. CDC is highlighting this great work through the 2020 CDC TB Elimination Champions project. In keeping with this year’s World TB Day theme “It’s Time!” we are highlighting photos from organizations and individuals that represent their work and commitment to the “It’s Time to End TB!” mission.

We encourage you to visit the U.S. TB Elimination Champions website read their stories and view photos of each Champion. Please share their photos and stories with your partners and colleagues.

Dr. Jeannette Aldous, California

Breathe Easy South Texas Project, Texas

Dr. Bruce Chandler, Alaska

CDC’s Division of TB Elimination Laboratory Branch and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak, Investigation Branch/Molecular Epidemiology Activity, Georgia

Dekalb County Board of Health Refugee and Tuberculosis Program, Georgia

Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments, New York

The Hope Clinic and Houston Health Department, Texas

Jefferson County Department of Health, Alabama

Dr. Karen Landers, Alabama

Dr. Julie Low, California

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Laboratories, Michigan

Eric Morgan, Alabama

Dr. Marisa Moore, California

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Chest Clinic, Missouri

Dr. Jacek Skarbinski, California

Dr. Chris Spitters, Washington

Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, New York

I would like to congratulate and thank all of this year’s Champions for their work and commitment to eliminate TB in their communities.

Philip LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention