CTCA Health Equity Statement
The California TB Controllers Association is committed to creating the opportunity for optimal health for all Californians by working to eliminate barriers to TB diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and prioritizing communities disproportionately impacted by TB, while working to eliminate the threat of TB for all Californians.
The California TB Controllers Association (CTCA) is a professional organization for those specializing in TB care and prevention in California. CTCA brings together local health department (LHD) TB Program and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) TB Control Branch (TBCB) leaders and staff to improve policy and practice in TB care and prevention in California.
CTCA is led by volunteers who make up the Executive Committee (EC). R
Some of the CTCA priorities available on www.ctca.org:
Guidance, co-producing and updating Guidelines and Fact Sheets with CDPH TBCB staff, as needs determine and resources allow, is a top priority for this EC. Resources not being updated are available on the Additional Resources page.
Meetings, an annual educational conference and two business meetings are held each year in the Fall and Spring. Our upcoming events and archived meeting materials can be found under the Events tab. Conferences alternate between Northern California in odd numbered years and Southern California in even ones. The CTCA conference is an opportunity for the latest advances in TB care and prevention to be shared with public and private sector providers in California and provides an essential networking opportunity for experts in TB care and prevention and those new to this work.
An overview of the Responsibilities of Public Health Departments to Control Tuberculosis (updated 6-24-13) clarified what public health does to enable health pans and private medical providers to see clearly their partnership in caring for TB patients and preventing TB disease in their patient populations.
Directory of TB Program Staff in California supports private providers, the public and those in TB care and prevention to find help when they need it across the state.
And a growing Toolbox of resources for public health TB programs, including California TB Legal Resources are shared as materials are shared.