Virtual CNMI Programmatic TB Training

Dates: September 16 - December 16
Location: Online

Training and education on tuberculosis is important for maintaining clinical and public health expertise.  The purpose of this virtual course is to provide comprehensive information on the principles of programmatic TB prevention and control. The goal is to enhance public health staff knowledge and skills in the monitoring, case management and contact investigation of TB. In addition, this training will discuss the best practices in the management of TB control programs, including development of standards of care, program evaluation and program reporting. This training will promote networking among providers in the CNMI and Pacific Islands region and encourage active communication between public health and clinical staff.

Course participate are expected to attend a weekly live webinar session. The dates for the live sessions are the following:

  • Thursday, September 16 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, September 23 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM  
  • Thursday, September 30 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM    
  • Thursday, October 7 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM  
  • Thursday, October 14 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM   
  • Thursday, December 2| 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, December 7 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, December 9 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, December 16 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

The course is designed for physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals who are involved in the diagnosis and management of TB patients. Individuals who work in the following settings would benefit from attending this workshop:

  • TB Programs
  • Health Departments
  • Hospital Infection Control
  • Community Health Settings

As the incidence of tuberculosis continues to decline, maintaining public health and clinical expertise in TB is particularly challenging. Therefore, ongoing training and education are important for public health staff to enhance skills in TB case management, contact investigation, and program evaluation.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  •  Apply a patient-centered approach to the prevention and case management of tuberculosis.
  • Incorporate recommendations and best practices for conducting a contact investigation, including determining the infectious and prioritizing contacts.
  • Identify and implement TB control strategies to prevent, control and eliminate TB.

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the entire course, and complete an evaluation form. A post-course follow-up evaluation will be sent within 1 month of the course.


There is no fee to participate. For more information, please contact Olivia Dupont at