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Tuberculosis Patient Education

Below you will find some patient education resources about TB.  Some have been culturally tailored to a specific population, some are brochures that have been translated into different languages.  We have included links to a number of databases and websites across the country that provide information about TB in a variety of languages and media formats.

TB Materials on Ethnomed

Somali Tuberculosis Patient Education
Screening PPD ImageA Somali language audio recording to be used as an educational tool to introduce the topic of TB.
Pills to Prevent TB
3 page pamphlet includes target language/English
English/Oromo    English/Somali         

Similar pamphlet, 6 pages, scanned document from AAPCHO
English/Chinese     English/Khmer    English/Korean    English/Spanish     English/Tagalog    English/Vietnamese
The Tuberculosis Skin Test
English/Somali       English/Spanish       English/Vietnamese
Tuberculosis:  Get the Facts
Source: CDC information on EthnoMed
English     Somali     Spanish    Vietnamese 

Additional languages of this brochure are available from the
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

TB Materials: Databases

Refugee Health Information Network

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) provides a database of quality multilingual, health information resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees.   There are a number of TB listings, including many of the ones listed below.

Centers for Disease Control

CDC has a good search tool for TB Education and Training Materials.

TB Materials: Other Websites

This is a list of TB patient education materials available in many languages on other websites.  In general, we have linked to the main TB pages or titles of materials on these websites, along with languages available.

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

What You Should Know about Tuberculosis
Chinese | English | Ilocano | Korean | Tagalog | Thai | Vietnamese
Get the Facts
Chinese | Korean | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Healthy Roads Media

The following materials in a variety of multimedia formats can be accessed at: Healthy Roads Media TB topic page .

The following information available in:
English, Arabic, French, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

  • Do I Need a TB Skin Test?
  • TB and BCG
  • TB Disease - You Need Treatment to make you Well
  • TB and HIV A Dangerous Partnership
  • What is a TB Test?
  • What You Should Know about Taking TB Medicines

Minnesota Department of Health

The following information is available in:
English, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, French,  Hmong,  Karen,  Khmer,  Laotian, Nepali, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tibetan, Vietnamese


Nashville, TN Health Department Program

The following materials can be accessed at: Nashville Health Department TB Site

STOP TB
English | Burmese | Nepali | Swahili
TB Get the Facts
English | Burmese | Nepali | Swahili

New York University Center for Immigrant Health

How to Fight TB
English | Bengali | Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | Creole | French | Korean | Russian | Spanish | Tibetan | Urdu

Public Health Seattle & King County

The following materials can be accessed at: Public Health Seattle & King County's TB Page

Common Questions about TB
Chinese |  Korean  |  Russian   |   Somali  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese

San Francisco Department of Public Health

The following materials can be accessed at: San Francisco Department of Public Health TB Clinic web site

What is Tuberculosis?
English  | Chinese  | Russian  | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
I have been exposed to TB: What do I do now?
English  | Chinese  | Russian  | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
What do I need to know about Latent TB Infection?
English  | Chinese  | Russian  | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
What do I need to know about Active TB Disease?
English  | Chinese  | Russian  | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

Virginia Department of Health

The following materials can be accessed at:Virginia Department of Health TB Site

Just the Facts about BCG and TB
English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese (Traditional Script) | Farsi | Hindi | Indonesian | Koran | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Urdu | Vietnamese
Do I Need a TB Skin Test?
English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese (Traditional Script) | Farsi | Hindi | Indonesian | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Urdu | Vietnamese
Stop TB Infection Before it Makes you Sick
English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese (Traditional Script) | Farsi | Hindi | Indonesian | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Urdu | Vietnamese
TB and HIV: A Dangerous Partnership
English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese (Traditional Script) | Farsi | Hindi | Indonesian | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Urdu | Vietnamese
TB Disease: You Need Treatment to Make you Well
English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese (Traditional Script) | Farsi | Hindi | Indonesian | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Urdu | Vietnamese
What is a TB Skin Test?
English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese (Traditional Script) | Farsi | Hindi | Indonesian | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Urdu | Vietnamese
What You Should Know About Taking TB Medicines
English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese (Traditional Script) | Farsi | Hindi | Indonesian | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Urdu | Vietnamese