Welcome to CTCA - Letter from the Current President of the Association
Dear Tuberculosis Controllers and Program Managers:
The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) has as its mission the elimination of the threat of tuberculosis from California through leadership and the development of excellence in tuberculosis prevention and treatment.
The association pursues this mission in close collaboration with its various partners, including the California Department of Public Health’s Tuberculosis Control Branch, the American Lung Association, the American Thoracic Society, and the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, among others, primarily through three mechanisms: These include communicating advances and ongoing challenges of TB control within California at the local, state, and national; production and update of the California Department of Public Health / CTCA Joint Guidelines for Tuberculosis Treatment and Control in California; and planning for, and implementation of, annual educational conferences.
In an effort to improve communication with our partners and facilitate the dissemination of information to TB control programs and the public, CTCA is pleased to unveil this new website. The website features easier navigation and everything in its place. If you have an idea about a new feature, slide or resource to add to the site, please let us know.
The ongoing fiscal/budgetary crisis continues to play havoc with our vital public health infrastructure. Now, more than ever, voluntary organizations such as ours require renewed dedication and input from its valuable members. If you feel that you can assist in any of these areas (guidelines update, conference planning, or TB advocacy) in the support of our mission please contact Judith Thigpen.
Julie Higashi, MD, PhD
While the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association is unified in the mission of eliminating TB, we cannot offer advice about individual cases and have no authority over local Public Health Departments. All case related inquiries should be made to local TB Control Programs.
CTCA Bylaws (.doc) Revised 2012
CTCA is affiliated with the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO)
Authorizing Legislation HSC 100925-100930