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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 1, 2007

World TB Day “TB Awareness Walk”

DTBE’s first TB Awareness Walk is being planned for World TB Day, Saturday, March 24, 2007, in Grant Park in Atlanta.  The lead organization for this event is the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA), and DTBE is grateful for their leadership and support. Other planning committee members represent various partner organizations including the American Lung Association - Southeast Region, the Georgia Division of Public Health’s TB Program, the Fulton County Health Department, RESULTS, and the Watsonian Society.

This event is not a fundraiser; rather, it is an awareness-raising effort. We are working to engage the Atlanta community in this event by sending letters of invitation to a number of churches and selected community organizations. On behalf of NTCA, we have been sending public service announcements about the walk to local radio stations; some stations have carried the announcements on their radio websites as well. We are providing write-ups about the awareness walk in local community publications and sending out flyers electronically to many e-mail groups.

We will be glad to share our experience regarding this walk with other areas that are interested in pursuing such an event. For additional information, please contact Carol Pozsik at NTCA or Vic Tomlinson in DTBE.

—Submitted by Vic Tomlinson
Div of TB Elimination


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