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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


ACET Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (DHHS)
AND Office of Adjudications (INS)
AHCRQ Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (DHHS)
BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guérin
BICE Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS), formerly INS (DOJ)
BPHC Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA/DHHS)
CA Consular Affairs (DOS)
CBER Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (NIH/DHHS)
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS)
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA/DHHS)
CDRH Center for Devices and Radiological Health (FDA/DHHS)
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (DHHS)
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/DHHS)
DASTLR Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Rsearch (NCHSTP/ CDC/DHHS)
DGMQ or DQ Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (NCID/CDC/DHHS)
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DIHS Division of Immigration Health Services (BPHC/HRSA/DHHS)
D&R Office of Detention and Removal (INS/DOJ)
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOS Department of State
DOT Directly observed therapy
DOTS Directly observed treatment, short course
DTBE Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (NCHSTP/CDC/DHHS)
FBOP Federal Bureau of Prisons (DOJ)
FDA Food and Drug Administration (DHHS)
GAP Global AIDS Program (CDC/DHHS)
GMPs Good manufacturing practices
HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
HQCOU Office of General Counsel (INS)
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS)
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
IHS Indian Health Service (DHHS)
INS Immigration and Naturalization Service (DOJ)
IOM Institute of Medicine
IUATLD International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
LHDs Local health departments
LTBI Latent tuberculosis infection
MDR TB Multidrug-resistant TB
NCHSTP National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/DHHS)
NCID National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC/DHHS)
NHLBI National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH/DHHS)
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/DHHS)
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/DHHS)
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/DHHS)
NIP National Immunization Program (CDC/DHHS)
NTCA National Tuberculosis Controllers Association
NTM Nontuberculous mycobacteria
OGC/PHD Office of the General Counsel, Public Health Division (DHHS)
OHAH Office of HIV and AIDS Housing
OMH/PHS Office of Minority Health, Public Health Service (DHHS)
ORR Office of Refugee Resettlement (INS)
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (DOL)
PHPPO Public Health Practice Program Office (CDC/DHHS)
PRM Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (DOS)
RHA Regional Health Administrator (PHS/DHHS)
RVCT Report of Verified Case of Tuberculosis
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS)
SITD Office of Strategic Information and Technology Development (INS/DOJ)
TIMS Tuberculosis Information Management System (CDC TB software)
TST Tuberculin skin test
TTTLTB Targeted testing and treatment of latent TB
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development (DOS)
USMS U.S. Marshals Service
VA Department of Veterans Affairs
VHA Veterans Health Administration


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination -

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