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Best Practices in TB Control: Working with Substance Users and Homeless Populations

Compared to the general population, TB disease and infection are more common among substance users and the homeless. This web-based seminar explores successful and innovative approaches to working with these two hard-to-reach groups. Experts from the region shared hands-on experiences and practical tools that can improve case management, treatment outcomes, and contact investigations.

Supplemental Materials:

  • LTBI Program Implementation in a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility [WEB]
  • Latent TB Infection Card: Patient's TB Testing and Treatment Record [WEB]
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health, Division of Disease Control; Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Recommendations for Homeless Shelters in Maine; March 2005 [DOC]
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health, Division of Disease Control; Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Recommendations for Homeless Shelters in Maine: Toolkit; March 2005 [DOC]
  • Public Health Dispatch: Tuberculosis Outbreak in a Homeless Population --- Portland, Maine, 2002-2003 [WEB]