World TB Day 2020
CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions
There are many individuals and organizations working in effective and engaging ways to end TB in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) U.S. TB Elimination Champions Project provides an opportunity to recognize accomplishments and learn best practices from people who are making a significant contribution to preventing and controlling TB in the United States.
In keeping with the 2020 U.S. World TB Day theme “It’s Time!”, CDC is looking for organizations and individuals working across a wide spectrum of TB activities to end TB in their communities. Our aim is to elevate awareness of these activities with the use of high visual interest photos. We have listed below theme categories and slogans that 2020 Champions photos may reflect.
- It’s time to test and treat latent TB infection.
- It’s time to speak up.
- It’s time to end stigma.
- It’s time to strengthen TB education and awareness among health care providers.
- It’s time to end TB.
Visit “Nomination Process” below to learn how to nominate a 2020 U.S. TB Elimination Champion! Nominations are due February 21, 2020.
Completed Nomination Form, including nominee and nominator information, the photo submission, photo release forms, and answers to the following questions (75 words per submission):
- Describe the nominee’s dedication to the “It’s Time” message reflected in the photo submission.
- What impact have these efforts made in the community?
- Name(s) of people in the photo
Nomination Submission Process
Submit completed nomination form and additional materials to Deborah Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 21, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah at email@example.com or Molly Dowling firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nomination form word icon[DOC – 52 KB]
- Photo Requirements:
- Types of Image Files
- JPEG (or JPG) – Joint Photographic Experts Group
- PNG – Portable Network Graphics
- 1024 x 512 pixels
- 1200 x 630 pixels
- 300 dpi
- Types of Image Files
U.S. TB Champions
- Jeannette Aldous, MD – Clinical Director of Infectious Disease, San Ysidro Health, California
- Breathe Easy South Texas (B.E.S.T) Project – San Antonio, Texas
- CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Laboratory Branch and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak, Investigations Branch/Molecular Epidemiology Activity
- Bruce Chandler, MD, MPH – Medical Officer with the Division of Public Health, State of Alaska and Public Health Division, Municipality of Anchorage
- DeKalb County, Georgia Board of Health Refugee and Tuberculosis Program
- Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments, New York
- Hope Clinic LTBI Team – Hope Clinic & Houston Health Department Bureau of TB, Texas
- Jefferson County Department of Health, Alabama
- Karen Landers, MD F.A.A.P – District Health Officer, Medical Consultant for State TB Program, Alabama Department of Public Health
- Julie Low, MD– TB Controller, Orange County Health Care Agency, California
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Laboratories
- Marisa Moore, M.D., MPH – U.S public Health Service, Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, California
- Eric Morgan, BS, MPH, DIPM – Statewide TB Manager/Prison Liaison, Coordinator for Minority Health, Alabama Department of Health, Division of TB Control
- Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Chest Clinic, Missouri
- Jacek Skarbinski – Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Permanente Oakland/Richmond, California
- Dr. Chris Spitters – Interim Health Officer, Snohomish Health District, Washington
- Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
- Florida Department of Health, Duval County
- Kate O’Brien, We Are TB, TB Survivor
- Laura Smock, MPH, Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands TB Program
- Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Brown University
- Monroe County, New York, Department of Public Health TB Control
- Neha Shah, MD, MPH, Project Director, TB Free California
- Dr. Greg Stern, Health Officer for Whatcom County Public Health
- We Are TB, TB Survivor Network
Read more about the 2017 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions who are expanding latent TB infection testing and treatment in their communities.
- The Allentown Health Bureau Control Team
- Julie Vaishampayan
- Jason Stout
- Breathe Easy South Texas
- Pennan Barry
- Tennessee Collaborative Services
- Lynn Community Health Center
- Stephanie Quinn and Luvette Baldwin
- The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Tuberculosis Program
- Jonathan Iralu
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Community Health Services
- Denver Metro TB Clinic
- Becky Scoggin
Read more about the 2016 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions who are working in one of the five areas that support CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Strategic Plan, 2016-2020.
- Supporting TB Control
- Building Partnerships
- Expanding Testing and Treatment
- Focusing on Prevention
- Maximizing Resources