Despite the overall success that US healthcare providers have had in decreasing TB case rates in the last 20 years, disproportionately higher rates of TB continue to occur among high-risk populations, especially people experiencing homelessness. Persons who are experiencing homelessness have a high prevalence of conditions that increase the risk of TB, including substance abuse, HIV infection, and residence in crowded shelters. This website provides access to information, tools and resources about tuberculosis for service providers who work with people experiencing homelessness.
The Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC), in collaboration with CDC, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, US Interagency Council on Homelessness, and many others has created this online toolkit to assist both healthcare providers and homeless service providers in the important work of TB control. The toolkit is a collection of forms, guidelines, and other resources shared by many sources from both healthcare and shelter staff across the country. Many of the documents are templates that can be modified or edited for your site’s needs.
The toolkit is a living document and will be updated as needed. CITC invites you to submit additional resources for possible inclusion in the toolkit. Please send additional tools or comments to CurryTBcenter@ucsf.edu