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Tuberculosis Control Program

   

Tuberculosis Control Program


Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Tuberculosis Control Program
2615 S. Grand Avenue, Room 507
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 745-0800
Fax: (213) 749-0926
Email: tbc@ph.lacounty.gov

 

About Us

Vision: TB is eliminated from Los Angeles County.

Mission: To prevent the transmission of TB within Los Angeles County

The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program is an administrative office that receives reports of tuberculosis suspects and cases in Los Angeles County (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena). Clinical care for TB is provided at one of the eleven Los Angeles County District Public Health Centers or through private medical providers. Tuberculosis consultative and educational services are available through the medical and nursing specialists located in the program office. Aligning with the three core functions of public health – assessment, policy development and assurance, the Los Angeles County TB Control Program is primarily responsible for:

Assessment

  • Collecting epidemiological data, maintaining a registry of all TB patients, and reporting data to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the California State TB Control Branch

Policy Development

  • Providing consultation services to health care providers for TB and multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB patient management and infection control issues
  • Establishing standards and policies regarding targeted testing and treatment of persons with latent TB infection (LTBI) and monitoring their effectiveness and patient outcomes
  • Providing infection control consultation services

Assurance

  • Assuring the successful reporting, investigation, follow-up, and treatment of all TB cases and contacts within Los Angeles County
  • Maintaining legal authority to detain TB patients for examination, isolation, or treatment when necessary to protect the public’s health
  • Approving all discharges and transfers of TB suspects and cases from health facilities
  • Monitoring Los Angeles Count laboratories for compliance with state TB reporting mandates
  • Coordinating TB screening of all newly arriving Class A and B legal immigrants
  • Coordinating with the Community Health Services (CHS) Refugee Health Assistance Program TB screening for all refugees entering Los Angeles County
  • Responding to requests for funding proposals and monitoring the implementation of CDC, State, and County grant funded activities for TB control in Los Angeles County


The TB Control Program is comprised of the following 6 units:

• Administration Unit
• Patient Services and Reporting
• Genotype Cluster Identification Unit
• Data Management Information Technology Unit
• Education and Evaluation Unit
• Epidemiology Research


 
 
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