The CDC NPIN Featured Partner resource offers HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention-focused organizations a platform to showcase their services, programs, and materials. Our goal is to highlight the work of CDC's prevention partners and encourage partners to connect with each other to share information and strategies. Organizations are nominated by CDC or their peers, or are self-nominated. Those selected are featured on the NPIN Web site for the month.
CDC funds four TB Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (TB RTMCCs). The TB RTMCCs are regionally assigned to cover all 50 states and the U.S. territories. The primary purpose of each TB RTMCC is to:
- Provide training and technical assistance to increase human resource development in TB programs.
- Develop TB educational materials (RTMCC TB Training and Education Products Webpage).
- Provide medical consultation to TB programs and medical providers.
Since 2005, the TB RTMCCs have provided more than:
- 4,400 hours of training to 44,484 participants.
- 152 mini-fellowships (individualized training experiences).
- 12,619 medical consultations.
Each RTMCC offers products and resources that are useful in TB prevention and care. Scan a complete list of products and check out highlights from each center below.
New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI) (Newark, NJ)
What You Need To Know About Tuberculosis (Flipbook)
This portable TB patient education resource was developed for TB program staff, including physicians, nurses, disease investigators, and case managers who provide one-on-one or small group patient education. The flipbook has sections on TB testing, TB infection, and TB disease and includes panels with simple text and images to reinforce key points for patients. Corresponding panels for providers include an easy-to-deliver script and teaching points.
Flip through the TB Flipbook.
Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC) (San Francisco, CA)
Treating Latent Tuberculosis Infection in High-Risk Populations (Toolbox)
These tools are primarily for urban TB programs wishing to improve secondary prevention of TB in those groups with the highest risk of progression to TB disease, including the homeless, chemically dependent, and mentally ill. With these tools TB control staff members are able to:
- Understand the background and rationale for Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for Latent TB Infection (LTBI) treatment.
- Learn about the San Francisco Tuberculosis Outreach and Prevention Program and other successful models.
- Outline the essential components for a successful program with high completion rates.
- Build a DOT team.
- Build community collaboration.
Review the LTBI toolbox.
Heartland National TB Center (HNTC) (San Antonio, TX)
Beyond Diversity: A Journey to Cultural Proficiency (Facilitator's Guide)
Fifty percent (50%) or more of U.S. TB cases are foreign born. Thus, healthcare providers need to gain skills in building rapport with patients from many diverse cultures to succeed in reducing TB morbidity and mortality and preventing drug resistance. The purpose of this training is to promote the cultural proficiency of front-line public health staff so that they may recognize cultural barriers to treatment, foster trust and rapport with patients from many different backgrounds and cultures, and assure patient-centered care.
Review Beyond Diversity (PDF) .
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC) (Gainesville, FL)
¡Vivir a Todo Pulmón!
This set of educational tools addresses TB in Spanish-speaking foreign-born communities. The tools include a fotonovela series highlighting the experiences of an individual with TB and his family and community (also available in English), posters, and a calendar.
SNTC, in collaboration with the Lung Health Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, developed TB-specific country guides and quick reference guides. There are guides for 19 different countries including Mexico, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, China, Guatemala, and Haiti, the countries that have accounted for more than 60 percent of the TB cases in the United States among foreign-born persons over the past 5 years.
Find ¡Vivir a Todo Pulmón! and the Country Guides in SNTC's product listings.
Contact the NPIN Outreach Team for more information on Featured Partner nominations—firstname.lastname@example.org
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