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CE Credits Available - New Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis Available from CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

CDC’s DTBE has made available new educational modules designed to provide basic information about TB in a self-study format for new TB health care workers. Content in Modules 1-5 covers transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and infection control. The instructional packet of Modules 6-9 covers managing TB patients, their rights and confidentiality in TB control, and outbreak detection and response. CE is offered free of charge.

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

View CDC's Latest Latent TB Infection Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination has recently published the infographic Take on Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection. The fact sheet provides a variety of information regarding latent TB infection in the United States, including the estimated number of people with latent TB infection, the cost-effectiveness of latent TB infection treatment, and who should be tested. Related graphics are available for use in print and online content.

How Will This New Guide Assist Your Prevention Work?

Curry International TB Center and the Tuberculosis Control Branch of the California Department of Public Health have recently published Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Survival Guide for Clinicians, 3rd Edition. The manual covers major topics on epidemiology, diagnosis, laboratory issues, treatment, medications, pediatrics, co-morbidities, monitoring and case management, adverse reactions and treatment of contacts.

Read and Share Their Stories!

To eliminate TB in the United States, it will take continued hard work and dedication from those working on the state and local levels. One of the goals of this year’s CDC World TB Day campaign is to highlight this great work. The CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions initiative spotlights organizations and people who are making significant contributions to TB elimination in their community. We encourage you to read and share their stories with your partners and colleagues.

Will recently released TB Correctional materials help you with TB prevention efforts in the Correctional Setting?

Recently, the Southeastern National TB Center (SNTC) released the online resource TB Corrections Toolkit, which provides a variety of tools to assist corrections staff and public health TB programs who work with correctional facilities in TB control efforts. SNTC also offers one-on-one technical assistance and guidance with these tools. The toolkit includes TB Screening forms and  a Components of a Comprehensive TB Infection Control Plan form, that are great resources to reference.

How will the launch of the President’s National Action Plan for Combating Mutidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis impact your prevention efforts?

Last week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) convened a formal launch of the President’s National Action Plan for Combating Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (NAP), a roadmap to strengthen both global and domestic TB controls and accelerate research and development of new TB diagnostic, treatment and prevention tools. Has anyone read this plan? Do you foresee it impacting or informing your work in any way?

Data Visualization tools?

Does anyone use the CDC Atlas tool for data and maps about HIV, TB, STDs, or Hepatitis? What have been your experiences with it? What similar tools have you used?

We are interested to hear about how some of you in the community may have used it in your work or what you think could be improved. Leave a comment or email elong@danya.com with your feedback.

CE Credits Available - New Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis Available from CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

CDC’s DTBE has made available new educational modules designed to provide basic information about TB in a self-study format for new TB health care workers. Content in Modules 1-5 covers transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and infection control. The instructional packet of Modules 6-9 covers managing TB patients, their rights and confidentiality in TB control, and outbreak detection and response. CE is offered free of charge.

Implementing a checklist of security processes

Hello,

As part of our STD AAPPS grant, we have been asked to implement a checklist of processes for insuring confidentiality and security for data to be in place as recommended in the NCHHSTP Guidance. I see on page 45 of the guidance there is a Periodic Assessment Checklist. I'm not sure if we should develop our own based on this or if other jurisdictions have a similar "checklist" of processes already in place.

Thanks!

Alex Goode

alexandra.goode@maryland.gov

View CDC's Latest Latent TB Infection Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination has recently published the infographic Take on Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection. The fact sheet provides a variety of information regarding latent TB infection in the United States, including the estimated number of people with latent TB infection, the cost-effectiveness of latent TB infection treatment, and who should be tested. Related graphics are available for use in print and online content.

How Will This New Guide Assist Your Prevention Work?

Curry International TB Center and the Tuberculosis Control Branch of the California Department of Public Health have recently published Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Survival Guide for Clinicians, 3rd Edition. The manual covers major topics on epidemiology, diagnosis, laboratory issues, treatment, medications, pediatrics, co-morbidities, monitoring and case management, adverse reactions and treatment of contacts.

Read and Share Their Stories!

To eliminate TB in the United States, it will take continued hard work and dedication from those working on the state and local levels. One of the goals of this year’s CDC World TB Day campaign is to highlight this great work. The CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions initiative spotlights organizations and people who are making significant contributions to TB elimination in their community. We encourage you to read and share their stories with your partners and colleagues.

Will recently released TB Correctional materials help you with TB prevention efforts in the Correctional Setting?

Recently, the Southeastern National TB Center (SNTC) released the online resource TB Corrections Toolkit, which provides a variety of tools to assist corrections staff and public health TB programs who work with correctional facilities in TB control efforts. SNTC also offers one-on-one technical assistance and guidance with these tools. The toolkit includes TB Screening forms and  a Components of a Comprehensive TB Infection Control Plan form, that are great resources to reference.

How will the launch of the President’s National Action Plan for Combating Mutidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis impact your prevention efforts?

Last week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) convened a formal launch of the President’s National Action Plan for Combating Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (NAP), a roadmap to strengthen both global and domestic TB controls and accelerate research and development of new TB diagnostic, treatment and prevention tools. Has anyone read this plan? Do you foresee it impacting or informing your work in any way?

Data Visualization tools?

Does anyone use the CDC Atlas tool for data and maps about HIV, TB, STDs, or Hepatitis? What have been your experiences with it? What similar tools have you used?

We are interested to hear about how some of you in the community may have used it in your work or what you think could be improved. Leave a comment or email elong@danya.com with your feedback.

Medical Management of MDR-TB App

USAID and TB CARE II have recently released the Medical Management of MDR-TB App that is compatible with Android smart phones. The free application is based on the 2nd edition of the PIH Guide to the Medical Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis which was published in 2014 and includes the most important reference tables and tools from that guide and places them conveniently at your fingertips.

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): Webinar 6/20

Confidential Protections for Explanation of Benefits (EOB): 
Massachusetts and California Experiences    

This presentation will provide an overview of Massachusetts’s and California’s efforts to improve confidentiality protections for EOB forms. Massachusetts will present current policy recommendations and advocacy efforts, while California will discuss the Confidential Health Information Act, which took effect on January 1, 2015. Presenters will give an update on activities to monitor and support the law’s implementation.

Updated Atlas with New Advanced Query, County-Level, Origin of Birth, and 2013 TB Data Available!

The NCHHSTP Atlas is the one stop shop for 10+ years of CDC’s most recent surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. The Atlas now offers new first version of an advanced query function that gives you the power to compare two or more diseases, look at data for multiple states or counties, see two or more years of data at the same time, and drill down into the data for important subpopulations. You can also create custom tables to use for planning, reports, presentations, and advocacy.

Treatment of Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Patients

The Florida Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center offers a pocket guide and poster on the treatment of tuberculosis in HIV/AIDS. It is designed to assist clinicians in working with HIV-infected patients who have latent TB infection or active tuberculosis. Download the guide for easy reference.

Homelessness and TB Toolkit

The new Homelessness and TB Toolkit from the Curry International TB Center is designed to assist public health programs and homeless service agencies with TB control among people experiencing homelessness. The toolkit contains guidelines, forms, signs, educational materials, and other resources collected from many North American sources. Some of the materials are templates that can be modified for a particular program’s needs. Get the toolkit

“What You Need to Know about Tuberculosis” Patient Education Resource

The Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute has a portable patient education flipbook for TB program staff to provide individual or small group education. It uses basic text and images to emphasize key information on TB testing, TB infection, and TB disease. Order the flipbook or download below.

Share Your Practices for Addressing Health Disparities

Today’s #NPINChat featured great practices for addressing health disparities among populations at risk for infectious diseases.  Keep sharing here! Ideas: create safe and positive environments for those who might feel stigmatized or be intimidated by going to a clinic, focus on social determinants of health to support populations as a whole and give your entire organization a briefing, and  meet people where they are with realistic interventions.

CDC Strategic Plan for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDs, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) has released its strategic plan through 2020. The plan serves as a blueprint for achieving NCHHSTP’s vision of a future free of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. Get the full report and executive summary below and see how your work maps to CDC’s priorities. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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