A Q&A resource from Public Health- Seattle and King County in 18 languages
November 18, 2022 · PDF
PowerPoint slide show (45 slides)of National Surveillance System Highlights from 2018 - from the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis in the United States.
June 6, 2019 · PDF, PowerPoint
Evaluation of Tuberculosis Program Services for Burmese Refugees in Thailand Resettling to the United States
Report on an evaluation of tuberculosis services developed following an outbreak of MDR TB among a group of 15,000 displaced Laotian Hmong living in Thailand.
June 1, 2017 · PDF
These Pulmonary TB Chest Radiography and Interpretation slides are a product of the Curry International Tuberculosis Center.
September 21, 2011 · PDF
Clinical extrapulmonary tuberculosis slides, used with permission from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
January 19, 2010 · PDF
The following section describes beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Vietnamese residing in the U.S.
September 29, 2009 · Article
A slideshow with information about a community based outreach worker model and program in 3 refugee communities in Seattle and King County in 1999-2001.
September 15, 2009 · PDF
This audio-based education tool can be used to introduce the topic of TB, prior to even beginning to discuss the need for PPD skin testing or at any step in the TB evaluation process (it can be used after a PPD is determined to be positive, after the x-ray has been performed, before INH has been recommended, or during INH TLTBI to reinforce the rationale for taking treatment for LTBI).
September 3, 2009 · Audio, PDF
Some cultural information about tuberculosis in Cambodian communities.
July 15, 2009 · Article
Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Oromo immigrants living in Seattle, WA.
July 15, 2009
Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Ethiopian immigrants living in Seattle, WA.
July 15, 2009
Background & Methods In recognition of the role that culture plays in shaping people’s attitudes towards illness and their compliance […]
February 1, 2006
Asthma was treated in both urban and rural areas with herbal medicine. The home remedy consisted of a very special honey /ma ahr' tsedenay/ (the name of the bee and the honey it produces in the ground) melted together with butter.
February 1, 1995 · Article
Asthma is a well recognized disease in Somalia, both in urban and rural environments. One person said asthma is very common there because Somalia is a hot, dry, dusty country and dust causes asthma.
February 1, 1995 · Article
Information about Cambodian perspectives on Asthma.
February 1, 1995 · Article
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- American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Publishes the most innovative research, highest quality reviews, clinical trials, guidelines, and statements in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep-related fields
- Cardiovascular Risk in the Cambodian Community
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) worked in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health to assess the cardiovascular health status of AAPIs. The Cambodian community is the third of four AAPI populations studied. Others are Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Native Hawaiians. This PDF is a collaborative report from the NHLBI, the AAPIA Health Forum, and Lowell Community Health Center.
- Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know
This CDC curriculum provides clinicians and other public health professionals with information on diagnosing and treating latent TB infection and TB disease. The target audience of the course is clinicians caring for people with or at high risk for TB disease.
- Culturally Informed Clinical Practices for Healthy Hmong Lifestyles
This 2015 document by St. Pail - Ramsey County Public Health and Statewide Health Improvement Program is about culturally appropriate best practices for clinic staff to promote healthy lifestyles for Hmong in Minnesota. Its goal is to enhance clinical effectiveness to reduce health disparities for obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco in the Hmong community.
- Curry International Tuberculosis Center
The Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC) creates, enhances and disseminates state-of-the-art resources and models of excellence and performs research to control and eliminate tuberculosis in the United States and internationally.
- Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States - The National Academies Press
This 2000 consensus study report from the Institute of Medicine provides important background on the pathology of tuberculosis, its history and status in the U.S., and the public and private response. Download PDF for free.
- Find TB Resources - CDC
CDC's "Find TB Resources" connects you to a worldwide library of online resources, training, and educational materials. The website is a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE).
- Guidelines: Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis
These guidelines (2016) provide recommendations on the clinical and public health management of tuberculosis (TB) in children and adults in well-resourced settings. These guidelines developed by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and endorsed by the European Respiratory Society and the U.S. National Tuberculosis Controllers Association.
- International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
The Union is a global scientific organization working to improve health for people in low- and middle-income countries. by conducting scientific research, working with governments and other agencies to translate research into better health for people around the world, and delivering projects directly in the field, driving change to ensure the best quality care.
- Latent TB Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers - CDC
This guide is intended for primary care providers who care for individuals and populations who may be at risk for infection with M. tuberculosis. The guide includes latent TB infection diagnosis and treatment information, sample documentation forms, and additional resources. This document is not meant to be used as a substitute for CDC guidelines, but rather as a ready and useful reference.
- Long-term risk of tuberculosis among immigrants in Norway - International Journal of Epidemiology
This 2005 article reports a study that examined the long-term risk of TB among immigrants in Norway.
- Puget Sound Clean Air Quality
Interactive Map of Puget Sound with location specific details regarding the air quality.
- Reported Tuberculosis in the United States - 2018
The first edition of the annual surveillance report published exclusively online, this 2018 report includes information on TB disease reported from the 50 United States, the District of Columbia (DC), five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and three independent countries that are in compacts of free association with the United States (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau).
- TB Training for Health Care Professionals
The Minnesota Department of Health has TB training resources for providers.
- Treatment Highlights of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Guidelines - CDC
Highlights from the 2016 Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Guidelines, from the American Thoracic Society (ATS)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)'s Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis.
- Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program - King County
The mission of Public Health Seattle & King County’s Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program is to interrupt the transmission of TB in Seattle & King County. This page provides information about where to get a TB test, disease reporting requirements and more.
- Tuberculosis Consultant Services
Understand and Fight - Tuberculosis Information for health care professionals. Includes narrated slideshow teaching modules on topics such as Bacteriology, Clinical presentation, Epidemiology, and Interventions. Last updated 2015.
- Tuberculosis Elimination Program - Nashville Health Department
The purpose of the Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination Program is to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate TB in Nashville. Includes some patient education resources in Burmese and Nepali.
- Tuberculosis in the US 2016 Slide Set - CDC
National Tuberculosis Surveillance System Highlights from 2016. This slide series created by the CDC was developed as an accompaniment to the document Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2016. The slides may be used without permission and adapted or revised by removing CDC name and logo if changes are made.