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About Us

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 diagnosis and treatment in California, for TB disease and TB infection. With approximately 2,000 people diagnosed with TB disease each year, and 2 million Californians estimated to be living with TB infection, collaborations between local and state staff keep policies and practices grounded in the work being done across the state to identify, treat, cure and prevent TB. CTCA staff and volunteers facilitate and support this work.
 

In order to build skills and knowledge in the field and to create an opportunity for networking among TB program staff across the state, CTCA hosts an educational conference each year, alternating between Northern California in the odd numbered years and Southern California in the even ones. CTCA conferences present the latest advances in TB prevention and treatment and provide relied upon networking opportunities for experts and those new to TB.   LHDs need in-house expertise, partnerships with medical providers outside of public health and policies to support elimination efforts to reduce the impact of TB across California. CTCA supports committees and workgroups in each of these areas.

CTCA is led by a volunteer, 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 and run from ~June to ~June.  Governed by the CTCA Bylaws, volunteers work to advance TB prevention and control efforts. At the beginning of each EC year of service a Work Plan is created identifying and prioritizing the next big challenges to overcome, resources to build, get a plan of action.  Workgroups/committees are formed.  The EC meets monthly to ensure the items in the work plan are progressing and things that come up throughout the year are acted upon. 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.

Ongoing work includes:

Any questions? Feel free to contact us!