In 2018, a total of 9,025 TB disease cases were reported in the United States and its Territories. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately impacted by TB at a greater rate compared to other racial and ethnic groups. For example, the rate of TB disease is 33 times higher for Asians than whites. Considering the complex health and social needs of the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, health centers play a critical role as a safety net provider and community partner to address special and vulnerable populations with increased risk TB.
This webinar will provide an overview of LTBI and TB disease; discuss successful strategies for testing and treatment in high need populations; and share information about the new TB Community Engagement Network initiative.
- Provide an overview of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) as a major driver of tuberculosis (TB) disease, and how TB disease represents a health disparity in the U.S. and its Territories
- Discuss successful strategies for screening, testing, and treatment in high need populations in community health care settings
- Learn about the new TB Community Engagement Network initiative
Health centers, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN), and organizations interested and/or invested in TB elimination and LTBI treatment among at-risk communities.