About Us

Local health departments (LHDs) work in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) TB Control Branch (TBCB) to develop, share and implement strategies to improve TB care and prevention in California. More than 2,000 people are diagnosed with TB disease each year in California, with 2 million estimated to be living with TB infection. The partnership between local and state public health staff ensures evolving, effective policies and practices in TB care and prevention across the state.

CTCA is a volunteer led organization, with an elected Executive Committee (EC), made up of representatives from large, medium and small/rural health jurisdictions from around the state. Terms last for one year.  CTCA is governed by its Bylaws (rev March 2019). At the beginning of each EC cycle a Work Plan is created to identify and prioritize areas of work the EC will work collectively to advance.  Workgroups/committees are formed.  And the EC meets monthly to ensure progress is being made in the prioirtized areas. TB Controllers are invited onto these monthly calls.  Contact us to find out more about the EC monthly calls, the current work plan or to join a Committee or Workgroup.

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:

Any questions? Feel free to contact us!