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 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 representatives from large, medium and small/rural health jurisdictions from around the state. Terms last for one year.  Governed by the CTCA Bylaws (rev March 2019), volunteers work to advance TB prevention and control efforts. At the beginning of each EC cycle a Work Plan is created to prioritize challenges to overcome that year.  Workgroups/committees are formed.  The EC meets monthly to ensure the teams are making progress and responding to urgent issues. 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.

 

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:

Any questions? Feel free to contact us!