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TB Notes 4, 2004
No. 4, 2004
UPDATES FROM CEBSB
Marketing Efforts for
Image of website buttons and business card
At the 2004 National Tuberculosis Controllers’ Association
(NTCA) conference, held June 9-11, 2004, in Atlanta, Georgia, the
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch (CEBSB)
of DTBE launched a marketing kickoff directed at TB program staff
www.findtbresources.org, a comprehensive, searchable TB education
and training resources Web site. The Web site exhibit booth featured
promotional items printed with the Web site address, such as business
cards, flashing buttons, and pens. The buttons had magnetic flashing
lights and the catchy slogans “I’ve Got TB (resources) and “Got
TB Resources?” and were very popular with NTCA conference participants.
Web site e-newsletter
Another strategy for marketing the TB Education & Training
Resources Website is the monthly newsletter that is e-mailed
to TB-EDucate and TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) members.
The e-newsletter includes information on the website’s current “Highlight
of the Month,” and promotes materials recently added to the database.
If you would like to receive this electronic newsletter, please
send an e-mail to email@example.com.
First e-newsletter for
– June 2004
Promote your organization’s materials!
Promote your materials by submitting information about them to
www.findtbresources.org! New materials are added to the online
database every month. Be sure to make your organization’s materials
available to the public, and help the website be as robust and up-to-date
as possible. A request for submission is available on the website
at this link.
Testimonials about the website
Hear what people have to say about
www.findtbresources.org, then visit the website to see what
they are talking about!
My colleagues and I in the
Education & Training Department at the New Jersey Medical
School National TB Center have found the findtbresources website
to be most helpful. More often than not, our search quickly
leads us to just the right resource. In addition, we refer
other health care professionals and students to the website
to search for specific resources.
DJ McCabe, RN
This website brings the world of TB events,
news, and resources to your fingertips. Anyone developing
any educational course or product can avoid re-creating the
wheel by looking at this website first. You will discover
a treasure of fully developed products for education and resources
for advocacy. In addition, the website provides a forum to
share your program's courses and products, enabling us all
to share the wealth of our experience in TB control.
L. Masae Kawamura, MD
San Francisco TB Control Section
Department of Public Health
I have visited this site
several times. The last time involved looking for TB drug
fact sheets. I had tried other sources without much success.
I next tried the
findtbresources website. I found all kinds of drug fact
sheets and we are now in the process of reviewing and adapting
them for use in the state of Florida. This site is easy to
Jo-Ann Arnold, RN, MS
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of TB and Refugee Health
Be sure to bookmark the TB Education & Training Resources
Any questions or comments about the website can be directed to
Your one-stop site to find & share TB resources
—Reported by Hsin-Hsin Foo, MPH and Amera Khan,
Div of TB Elimination
Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb
Please send comments/suggestions/requests
CDC/Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
1600 Clifton Rd., NE - Mailstop E-10, Atlanta, GA 30333