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World TB Day 2018

Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free United States.

We can make history. End TB.

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CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions

Staff from the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness TB Program were recognized as 2017 TB Elimination Champions

Staff from the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness TB Program were recognized as 2017 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. DTBE is excited to issue a call for nominations for the 2018 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions Project.

CDC and TB control programs work to end TB in the United States, but clinicians, health care agencies, and community organizations have a critical role to play as well. In keeping with this year’s World TB Day theme Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free United States, we are seeking nominations for organizations or individuals who are leading the effort to collaborate with public health, health care providers, and/or community organizations.

We hope to hear from state and local health departments, homeless and correctional facilities, public health laboratories, and other organizations working to reach populations at risk for TB and latent TB infection, and the clinicians, health care agencies, and community organizations that serve them.

We will share these inspiring success stories through CDC’s website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. The stories and lessons learned can help other organizations end TB in their communities.

Nomination Process

To nominate an individual or group, please review the information below, and follow the instructions to submit a completed nomination form and materials by February 16, 2018.

  • Individuals and groups should submit stories of how they or others have been successful in collaborating with public health, health care providers, and/or community organizations to end TB in their communities.
  • Submit a completed Nomination Form, including nominee and nominator information, and answers to the following questions (150 words per response):
    1. Describe the nominee’s activities and efforts to collaborate with public health, health care providers, and community organizations..
    2. What impact have these efforts made in the community?
    3. What can others learn from this success story?
  • Include supporting documents, if available (e.g., sample educational materials developed by nominee, photos).

Note: If the activity was a group effort, please indicate the project lead or spokesperson on the nomination form. Include the names of additional persons involved with the project in the project description.

Submit completed nomination form and additional materials to Sloane Bowman at wnv2@cdc.gov by February 16, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Sloane at wnv2@cdc.gov or (404) 718-5487.

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