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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 in California and an estimated 2 million Californians living with TB infection, collaborations between local and state staff keep policies and practices in California grounded in the work being done in LHDs across the state to identify, treat, cure and prevent TB. CTCA connects TB program staff from LHDs across California with CDPH TBCB staff in workgroups and committees to advance TB prevention and treatment policies and practices in California.

Staff turnover in local health departments is an ongoing challenge. Those new to TB rely on colleagues with expertise in TB care and prevention to get up to speed quickly to reduce the impact of TB in their local health jurisdictions. To build and share TB care and prevention expertise in California, CTCA plans and produces an educational conference each year, alternating between Northern California in the odd numbered years and Southern California in the even ones. The CTCA conference shares the latest advances in TB prevention and treatment and provides a vital networking opportunity for experts and those new to TB.

Local health departments need in-house expertise, partnerships with medical providers outside of public health and policies to shift toward elimination efforts to reduce the impact of TB in their jurisdictions. 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, volunteer leaders work together to advance TB prevention and control efforts. At the beginning of the EC cycle a Work Plan is created. Prioritized items are identified to work on each year. Workgroups and Committees are formed.  The EC meets monthly to advance the work. TB Controllers are invited onto these monthly calls.  Contact us to find out more or to join a Committee or Work Group.

Ongoing work includes:

Any questions? Feel free to contact us!