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Selected Training and Resource Materials

Homelessness and TB Toolkit

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Organization: Curry International TB Center (CITC)

Year: 2014

Description: This is an online resource developed to assist both public health programs and homeless service agencies in the important work of TB control among people experiencing homelessness. The toolkit contains guidelines, forms, signs, educational materials, articles, and other resources. Many of the tools found on the site are presented as templates that can be modified or edited for a given program’s needs.

Format: Online Resource

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Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis Among Homeless Persons (ACET) MMWR 1992; 41 (No. RR-5)

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Organization: CDC

Year: 1992

Description: This CDC guideline makes recommendations for preventing and managing TB among homeless persons in the United States and provides a brief history of the epidemiology of TB among U.S. homeless persons.

Format: Guidelines

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TB Among the Homeless: Dealing with Unique Challenges

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Organization: GTBI

Year: 2011

Description: This webinar explore the health factors that coexist with tuberculosis among homeless persons, as well as successful strategies for the prevention and control of tuberculosis among homeless persons in the US. 

Format: Webinar (51:40 minutes)

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Shelters and TB: What Staff Need to Know, Second Edition
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Organization: Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC)

Year: 2013

Description: This video helps train all shelter staff and volunteers about how to prevent the spread of TB in homeless shelters. It describes what TB is, how it is spread, what to do when you suspect someone has TB, how to develop and implement a TB infection control policy, and how you and your local health department can work together to create a healthy and safe environment for staff and clients.

Format: Video and Viewer's Guide or YouTube video (18:08 minutes)

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Tuberculosis Infection Control: A Practical Manual for Preventing TB

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Organization: Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC)

Year: 2011

Description: This resource provides information about the guidelines and regulations pertaining to TB infection control, methods of reducing the risk of TB infection, and facility-specific guidelines for reducing the risk and dealing with potential exposure.

Format: Booklet

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