Local health departments (LHDs) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) TB Control Branch (TBCB) staff work together to develop strategies and practices to improve TB care and prevention in California. With ~2,000 people diagnosed with TB disease each year in California, and 2 million estimated to be living with TB infection here, collaborations between local and state public health staff ensure effective policies and practices are shared across the state.
CTCA is led by a volunteer, elected Executive Committee (EC), made up of
LHDs need in-house expertise, partnerships with private medical providers and community leaders, along with smart policies to make progress toward TB elimination in California. CTCA supports committees and workgroups in each of these areas.
Additional ongoing work includes:
- An annual educational conference, in the Fall, and two TB Controllers Meetings, each year, in the Fall and Spring. Our upcoming events and archived meeting materials can be found under the Events. Alternating between Northern California in odd numbered years and Southern California in even ones, this conference presents the latest advances in TB care and prevention and provide relied upon networking opportunities between experts and those new to TB.
- Co-producing and updating Guidelines and Fact Sheets with CDPH TBCB staff, as needs determine and resources allow. Most guidance not being updated is still available on the Additional Resources page.
- Additional work includes:
- Resources for medical PROVIDERS and PATIENTS
- The Responsibilities of Public Health Departments to Control Tuberculosis (updated 6-24-13)
- California TB Legal Resources: Learn about legal resources for public health departments.
- Directory of TB Program Staff in California : We work to keep this statewide TB staff directory current. Questions from the public are directed to local public health department TB control staff. CDPH TBCB
staff are also provided in this directory.
Any questions? Feel free to contact us!