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CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions

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Meet the 2021 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions

The CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions project recognizes organizations and individuals who have made meaningful contributions to end TB in their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted tuberculosis (TB) control services, causing a shift in staff roles and responsibilities as well as resources in public health departments and healthcare facilities across the United States to address the ongoing needs of the response. In recognition of the way the TB prevention and control community has contributed to the COVID-19 response and how organizations and individuals have adapted to the changing landscape and the important role they have played in the COVID-19 response, we asked for 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 adaption needed to maintain TB elimination activities in a challenging public health environment.

We are sharing these inspiring success stories through CDC’s website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, and hope that they help and inspire others. Check out this year’s TB Champions here, as well as past TB Champions below!

The deadline for nominations for 2021 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions has passed. Check back in 2022 for the next CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions call for nominations.

To complete a 2021 CDC TB Champions nomination, please complete the nomination form, submit a photo and answer the following questions (100 words per submission):

  1. Describe how the nominee has adapted and continued their work to end TB during the COVID-19 pandemic or applied TB control skills to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. What impact have these efforts made in the community?
  3. Name(s) of people in the photo

Nomination Submission Process

Submit completed nomination form and additional materials to by February 24, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact

U.S. TB Champions

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.


Page last reviewed: December 15, 2020