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TB Notes 2, 2003

Field Services Branch Brings the Real World of TB to Headquarters

The Field Services Branch (FSB) of DTBE would like to express appreciation to the health department representatives who participated in the 2002 brown bag sessions held in Atlanta. These weekly lunch time sessions consist of presentations on topics of interest to the division staff.

FSB was pleased to have the cooperation of the presenters and the health departments in sharing their expertise. As a result of this broad range of information, headquarters staff gained additional insight into various aspects of local TB prevention efforts.

The topics covered and the presenters were as follows:

  • Targeted Tuberculin Testing of Foreign-born Persons in Tennessee, by Connie Haley and Roda Ferraro
  • Elimination of Tuberculosis in the Workplace in Central New York, by Donald Blair
  • The Challenges and Successes in Tuberculosis Education in Rural Alaska, by Leslie Hausman
  • Challenges of Tuberculosis Prevention and Control in Alaska, by Elizabeth Funk
  • The Status of Tuberculosis Prevention and Control in Large City and County Jails, by Cheryl Roberts

Again, FSB thanks the participants from the 2002 brown bag series and looks forward to hosting presenters from other health departments willing to share their knowledge with headquarters staff.

—Reported by Rita Varga
FSB Training Coordinator
Div of TB Elimination


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