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Webinar: Health Department and Health Center Collaborations to Improve TB Screening, Testing, Treatment, and Care
August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Despite availability of screening and treatment, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of preventable infectious disease deaths worldwide and disproportionately affects vulnerable populations. In the United States, eliminating TB is a national public health goal and recent estimates indicate that around 80% of U.S. TB cases are a result of reactivation of latent disease, presenting a huge opportunity to take action.
NACCHO, through support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care, conducted a series of key informant interviews to inform case studies highlighting innovative examples of health centers and health departments coordinating TB services and programs to improve screening, testing, treatment, and care. This educational webinar is an opportunity to hear from representatives from both health center and health department settings as they share their experiences; discuss facilitators and barriers of their efforts; and as NACCHO explores implications for similar work.
- Brenden Bedard, MPH, Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments
- Kara Green MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner, Director of Clinical Services and Quality Improvement, HOPE Clinic (Asian American Health Coalition)