World TB Day 2018
Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free United States.
We can make history. End TB.
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.
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 the 2018 U.S. World TB Day theme Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free United States, we recognize 10 organizations and individuals who are leading the effort to collaborate with public health, health care providers, and community organizations.
We are sharing these inspiring success stories through CDC’s website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, and hope that they help and inspire others. Congratulations to all of the 2018 U.S. TB Elimination Champions!
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):
- Describe the nominee’s activities and efforts to collaborate with public health, health care providers, and community organizations..
- What impact have these efforts made in the community?
- 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.
Read more about the 2017 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions who are expanding latent TB infection testing and treatment in their communities.
Expanding testing and treatment options of latent TB infection (LTBI)
- 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
- Page last reviewed: January 18, 2018
- Page last updated: March 21, 2018
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