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Ohio Department of Health's (ODH) Tuberculosis program services include: Assistance and consultation to local health departments and other allied agencies for prevention and control, administration of state grants to local agencies to provide expansion of TB control activities, collection, reporting, and analysis of statewide data, and ongoing public and professional education, to name a few.

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Tuberculosis (TB) Program 

TB Program priorities are aimed at eliminating TB in Ohio. The goals are three-fold:

  • Identify and treat persons who have active TB
  • Find and screen persons who have been in contact with TB patients to determine whether they have TB infection or disease and provide them with appropriate treatment
  • Screen high-risk populations to detect persons who are infected with TB and who could benefit from therapy to prevent the infection from progressing to TB disease

The ODH TB Program provides a number of services including:

  • Assistance and consultation to local health departments and other allied agencies for implementation of effective TB prevention and control programs
  • Administer state grants to local agencies to provide expansion of local TB control activities
  • Collect, report, and analyze statewide TB surveillance and morbidity data
  • Provide technical support for the Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS) TB Module
  • Monitor surveillance information received from local areas for completeness and accuracy
  • Provide ongoing public and professional TB education and information
  • Ensure local TB program quality by evaluating activities related to program objectives
  • Provide updated technical information to local TB agencies and other allied agencies

News


Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers
An updated version of CDC's "Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers" is now available for download. The guide is intended for primary care providers who care for individuals and populations who may be at risk for TB and includes LTBI diagnosis and treatment information and resources.
The Year in TB: 2019
2019 Annual Tuberculosis Statistics. With World TB Day on March 24, find out the state and national numbers here!
Rifapentine Shortage
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Report: National Shortage of Rifapentine Tablets
New Guidelines for Treatment of Latent TB Infection
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) Release New Guidelines for Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI).

Get in touch

Tuberculosis Unit
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Infectious Diseases
246 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 466-2381
Fax: (614) 387-2132
E-mail: TBprogram@odh.ohio.gov

Monday - Friday 8AM to 5PM