TB Notes Newsletter
No. 2, 2007
COMMUNICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES BRANCH UPDATE
Training and Education Resources Website has continued to grow
and expand since its creation in 2003. Two new webpages have been
added to the site, the Behavioral and Social Science Resources page
and the Tips for Adapting Tuberculosis Materials page. Moreover,
the number of resources listed on the website and the number of
visitors to the site continue to grow.
Behavioral and Social Science Resources
Behavioral and Social Science Resources page was added in September
2006. This page includes useful links to TB behavioral and social
science resources, descriptions of research studies, a literature
database, and research tools, surveys, and guides. Also found on
this page is the TB ETN Cultural Competency Resource Guide. This
guide includes a list of organizations, readings, and assessment
tools associated with cultural competence and health. Additionally
on this page, one can sign up for the TB Behavioral and Social Sciences
electronic mailing list, a forum for exchanging
information related to TB behavioral and social science issues.
Tips for Adapting Tuberculosis Materials
Another new addition to the website is the Tips for Adapting Tuberculosis
Materials page. This page contains tips and resources to consider
when evaluating and adapting education and training materials.
Each month, we continue to send out an E-Newsletter to thousands
of subscribers. The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to inform
readers about the Highlight of the Month, additional helpful resources
in the database, and other updates to the website. There are two
ways to receive the TB Education and Training Resources E-newsletter:
join the TB Educate electronic mailing list
or join the TB Education and Training Network.
Join the TB-Educate Electronic Mailing List
Subscribers of the TB-Educate electronic mailing
list automatically receive the TB Education and Training
Resources E-newsletter on the first day of each month. In addition
to receiving the e-newsletter, subscribers can ask questions, share
comments, and exchange information about TB
education and training issues. To subscribe, go to the TB-Educate
electronic mailing list on the NPIN Website,
where you will find complete sign-up information.
Join the TB Education and Training Network
The TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) brings TB professionals
together to share resources and training skills. The TB Education
and Training Resources E-newsletter is sent out to TB ETN members
on the first day of each month. For a registration form and additional
information go to the TB
Marketing efforts, such as the E-Newsletter, help boost recognition
and visits to the website. Information and materials on the TB Training
and Education Resources website were displayed at the 2006 Health
Education Day at CDC and the 2006 TB Program Managers Course, as
well as at the 2006 Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris,
France, and the 2007 IUATLD North American Region meeting in Vancouver,
New materials and resources are constantly being added to the website.
There are approximately 2,000 records in the database. Visitors
to the website are invited to share their organization's TB-related
education and training materials. Thanks to marketing efforts and
the abundance of materials on the website, the website receives
visitors from all around the world.
Several new expansions and revisions are planned for the website
in the coming months. Please continue to visit and utilize the TB
Training and Education Resources website!
—Reported by Allison Maiuri, MPH, CHES
And Amera Khan, MPH
Div of TB Elimination