Model Tuberculosis Outbreak Response Plan Template for Low-Incidence Areas

The Model Tuberculosis (TB) Outbreak Response Plan (ORP) is a customizable template to help ensure comprehensive and timely response to a TB outbreak.

The ORP includes the following sections:

  • Purpose
  • Indications for initiating the response plan
  • Legal authority
  • Composition of the response team
  • Notification procedures
  • Local and state public health responsibilities
  • Data management
  • Communication
  • Training and education
  • Community partnerships
  • Evaluation
  • De-activation
  • Glossary

Guidelines for contact investigations are provided in the TB Manual, another project of Task Order #6.