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The newly launched Homelessness and Infectious Disease Questions Ask a Question (AAQ) desk assists homeless assistance providers, Continuums of Care (CoCs), and other partners with questions about preventing, mitigating, and responding to infectious diseases impacting people experiencing homelessness in their community...

Community Based Organizations

This fact sheet provides general information about TB and why it is a concern for people experiencing homelessness and those working with homeless populations.

Social Service Providers

The Homelessness and TB Toolkit 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...

Health Professionals Social Service Providers

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...

Managers and Supervisors Social Service Providers

This material, available in English and Spanish, provides information for shelter guests about TB. The material can be used as a fact sheet or as a poster.

People experiencing homelessness Social Service Providers Long-term Residential Care Providers

This report summarizes a recent outbreak of TB and highlights the challenges of preventing TB among homeless persons, particularly when multiple chains of transmission are occurring and multiple jurisdictions are involved. The findings underscore the complementary role of rapid DNA genotyping in the detection of possible TB transmission in homeless populations...

Health Professionals Managers and Supervisors

This fact sheet presents data on the distribution of TB cases among the homeless population of Los Angeles County in 2003.

Health Professionals

This fact sheet discusses the risk groups who are more vulnerable to TB and why these groups are most at risk. The at-risk groups includeing the urban poor, migrants, and refugees, the homeless, prisoners, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

General Public