TB Education & Training Resources Website E-Newsletter
November 2008


Welcome to this month's e-newsletter for the TB Education & Training Resources Website (findtbresources.cdc.gov). The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to inform you about the featured Highlight of the Month, additional helpful resources in the database, and other updates to the website.

Highlight of the Month

This month's highlight is the International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC) Training Modules and Facilitator's Guide developed by the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA). The ISTC is a widely endorsed level of care that all practitioners, public and private, should seek to achieve in managing TB suspects and TB patients. The ISTC Training Modules consist

International Standards for Tuberculosis Care
of a total of nine modules that cover the core topics in TB (including drug-resistant TB and TB/HIV) diagnosis, treatment, and public health responsibilities. Additional materials provided with the slide-sets include teaching notes, a facilitator's guide, instructions for producing participant manuals, and evaluation tools. These modules were developed to assist in the incorporation of the ISTC into training courses and curricula on tuberculosis.

Do you have TB education or training materials you would like to share? You can submit materials to our database electronically! For more information, visit findtbresources.cdc.gov.

Additional Resources

Pediatric TB for the Private Provider

Laboratory-based Evaluation

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity

Pediatric TB for the Private Provider, from the Southeastern National TB Center.

Laboratory-based Evaluation of 19 Commercially Available Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Tuberculosis (Diagnostics Evaluation Series, 2), from the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity: A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs That Provide Services to Persons from Somalia, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To find out how to order or view these materials, visit findtbresources.cdc.gov.

Remember to...

1) Explore
The website includes a searchable database of TB education and training resources. You can search for materials by fields such as format and language.

You can also submit your materials, and much more!


2) Bookmark
Add it to your Internet Favorites list so you can easily return to the site.

3) Tell others
If the website has been helpful to you, please let your colleagues know!

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