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TB Notes 4, 2006
Director's Letter
Highlights from State and Local Programs
  Los Angeles Presents "The Opera and Perspectives on TB"
  Arizona's and Sonora's Meet and Greet Program for Deportees with TB
  The Flex Power of Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs)
  HIV Status Not Routinely Determined for TB Cases: an Evaluation of Four California Local TB Programs
CDC/ATSDR Group Award for Minority Health Mentor/Champion of Excellence
Laboratory Update
  New Technologies Unveiled at the 2006 National TB Controllers' Workshop
Nursing Updates
  The Red Snappers of National Tuberculosis Nurses Coalition (NTNC)
  Pacific Island TB Controllers Association (PITCA) -  Workshop for Nurses
TB Education and Training Network Updates
  Member Highlight
  Sixth Annual Conference Highlights
  Cultural Competency Subcommittee Update
Communication, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Update
  New Communication Efforts to Stop TB in the African-American Community
Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch Update
  Using a Private Claims Database for TB Health Services Research, Evaluation, and Analysis
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch Updates
  9th Semiannual Meeting of the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium
  TBESC Task Order #10: Monitoring Performance and Measuring Cost of TB Public Health Practice at County and State Health Departments: Are We Making a Health Impact?
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 4, 2006

Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Update

New Communication Efforts to Stop TB in the African-American Community

CDC has introduced two new communication initiatives, the Stop TB in the African-American Community electronic mailing list and the Stop TB in the African-American Community webpage.

On May 16–17, 2006, over 100 individuals from a myriad of organizations convened at the Stop TB in the African-American Community summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of the summit was to discuss the high rates of TB in the African-American community and the disparity in TB rates between African Americans and whites, as well as to identify ways to address this problem. One action item suggested by the participants at the summit was to establish and maintain mechanisms that would facilitate ongoing communication among individuals who are interested in addressing TB in the African-American community.

In response, DTBE has launched the Stop TB in the African-American Community electronic mailing list and the Stop TB in the African-American Community webpage. The electronic mailing list and the webpage serve the dual purposes of establishing channels of communication and providing access to resources for individuals who are interested in this topic.

The electronic mailing list provides a forum for exchanging information, sharing activities and experiences, and engaging in ongoing discussions related to the prevention, control, and elimination of TB in the African-American community. As an interactive platform, it allows individuals subscribing to the electronic mailing list to share resources by posting and receiving messages, submitting materials, and providing announcements about upcoming events and activities related to this topic. Electronic mailing list members may receive immediate delivery of posted messages or choose a daily digest of all postings over a 24-hour period. The Stop TB in the African-American Community electronic mailing list is free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in TB in the African-American community.

The new Stop TB in the African-American Community webpage provides quick, any-time access to information related to TB prevention, control, and elimination in the African-American community. This webpage serves as a central repository of information related to the May 2006 summit, as well as additional resources on TB in the African-American community, including links to-

  • TB fact sheets on blacks and minorities
  • The TB Challenge: Partnering to Eliminate TB in African Americans newsletter
  • Relevant issues of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and other publications
  • Find TB Resources website
  • World TB Day posters
  • Digests of TB-related news items (e.g., TB-Related News and Journal Items Weekly Update, TB Notes, CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update, TB Educate mailing list)
  • TB Behavioral and Social Science Webpage and TB Behavioral and Social Science electronic mailing list
  • Educational materials
  • Other websites relevant to this issue

Individuals are encouraged to visit the Stop TB in the African-American Community webpage and to view and download materials. There are no subscription requirements for visitors to this site. All materials that have been developed by CDC on this webpage are free of charge.

For more information, please contact Cornelia White, PhD, by e-mail at zhz3@cdc.gov or by telephone at 404-639-8337.

—Reported by Cornelia White, PhD
Div of TB Elimination

 


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