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CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions

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Meet the 2020 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions
From left to right: : 2019 TB Elimination Champions Mallory Schmitt, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo (CSP), Imperial County, California; Neha Shah, Project Director, TB Free California, California Department of Public Health; Marti Brentnall, TB Prevention Coordinator, San Diego County Health and Human Services;Tessa Mochizuki, Prevention Epidemiologist, TB Free California  Photo Caption: TB partners and products made for Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo (CSP), Imperial County.

From left to right: : 2019 TB Elimination Champions Mallory Schmitt, Neha Shah, Marti Brentnall, Tessa Mochizuki

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.

We will share these inspiring success stories through CDC’s website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, and hope that they help and inspire others.  Check out past Champions below!

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):

  1. Describe the nominee’s dedication to the “It’s Time” message reflected in the photo submission.
  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 Deborah Chen at  by February 21, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah at or Molly Dowling

  • Nomination form word icon[DOC – 52 KB]
  • Photo Requirements:
    • Types of Image Files
      • JPEG (or JPG) – Joint Photographic Experts Group
      • PNG – Portable Network Graphics
    • Sizes
      • 1024 x 512 pixels
      • 1200 x 630 pixels
    • Resolution
      • 300 dpi

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 16, 2019