Latent Tuberculosis Infection Action Kit

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health challenge because of global inequities in access to diagnosis and treatment. New York City’s rate of tuberculosis disease is more than twice as high as the U.S. national rate. Health inequities contribute to disparate rates of tuberculosis infection in NYC. New Yorkers who are born outside the U.S., non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic or Latino/a are most affected.

A previous study demonstrated that the majority of cases of tuberculosis disease in NYC were avoidable. Missed screening opportunities and failure to treat latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) frequently contribute to the progression to active tuberculosis disease. This toolkit contains provider and patient resources to help health care providers identify, test for and treat latent tuberculosis infection and prevent active tuberculosis disease.

Provider Resources

Patient Education Resources

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