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
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.