This brief orientation is intended to help you understand how CTCA and this website works.
- Guidelines: CTCA and the California Department of Public Health TB Control Branch produce and update TB control guidelines, as resources allow and need determines. TB controllers, their staff, and private medical providers refer to these guidelines. Guidelines not being updated are available on the Additional Resources page, the second submenu, under Guidelines.
- Conferences: CTCA hosts an annual educational conference each spring, and two TB Controllers Legislative and Policy meetings each year, in the Fall and Spring. Our upcoming events and archived meeting materials can be found under the Events tab.
- Executive Committee Meetings: Contact us to participate in our monthly Executive Committee calls. On these calls, we discuss progress working groups are making on EC priorities. We encourage our community of TB control and
preventioniststo submit items for the discussion on that call. Go to the Executive Committee page in this section to see our current leadership roster.
- Workplan: CTCA elects new officers in the Spring during the annual conference. The leadership cycle runs generally June to June. At the beginning of each cycle, we evaluate ongoing efforts and set priorities for the new leadership cycle at an Executive Committee Transition Meeting.
- Committees & Working Groups: Get involved! Join a Committee or Working Group. Learn about Opportunities on monthly Executive Committee calls.
- Resources: The top navigation menu in the red font has sub-menu items with links to legal resources, partner organizations, and other resources for public health departments.
- Directory: We work to keep this statewide TB control and prevention staff directory current as TB control questions from the public should be directed to local public health department TB control staff. The California Department of Public Health TB Control Branch staff is listed in the directory, as well for questions from the public, private providers and public health departments.
Any questions? Feel free to contact us!