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Federal Tuberculosis Task Force Plan in Response to the Institute of Medicine Report, Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States

Strategies and Action Steps

Domestic Federal Actions in Response to the Institute of Medicine Report on TB:
Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States

E. Assessing the Impact of Actions Taken

IOM Recommendation 7.3: “To assess the impacts of these recommendations and to measure progress toward accomplishing the elimination of tuberculosis....”

Action Steps

1. The Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET) and the Federal TB Task Force will annually monitor the federal response to this IOM report. In addition to regular conference calls, the TB Task Force will meet annually for a face-to-face meeting to review progress toward achievement of the planned activities listed in this report.

ACET has agreed to implement recommendation 7.3 and to monitor and evaluate this plan (see page 5). To facilitate the process CDC is working to generate a list of indicators for monitoring progress.


Released October 2008
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