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Bridges to Build: TB in the Pacific Islander Community within the Continental US

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024. 

Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm Pacific Time. (All of our virtual trainings are in Pacific Time. If you are unsure about the time zone differences, please use the Time Converter)

Cost: There is no fee for this training.

Credit: This training is approved for up to 1.5 CME and nursing continuing education hours (see below). Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training.

Target Audience: This training is intended for healthcare professionals, tuberculosis survivors and anyone impacted by tuberculosis.

Description: The Bridges to Build series originated on a call to action to focus on cultural and structural humility, as well as meeting patients where they are. The past three iterations have focused on TB in African American patients, TB in Binational patients, and TB in the Asian and Asian American communities. This training focuses on the Pacific Island (PI) community’s experience within the continental United States, access to care, and the quality of care they receive. We will share specific strategies for clinicians and programs to consider so that TB care for PI patients can be improved, leading to better health outcomes.

Training Objectives:

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • identify the specific barriers that may prevent healthcare providers and their Pacific Island patients from developing the trust and rapport needed for effective TB care
  • discuss strategies to overcome barriers to treatment and improve the clinic or TB care experience for Pacific Island patients

Virtual Training Format: lecture, discussion, and Q&A



Richard Brostrom, MD-MSPH
Pacific Region Tuberculosis Field Medical Officer
CDC Division of TB Elimination
Honolulu, HI

Mary Frances Ing, RN, MSN-Ed
Public Health Nurse Supervisor
CDPHND/TB Control Branch
Hawai‘i State Department of Health 
Honolulu, HI

Josie Howard
Chief Executive Officer
We Are Oceania
Honolulu, HI



Chibo Shinagawa, MS
Senior Program Manager of Infectious Diseases
TB Elimination Alliance
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
San Francisco, CA


The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This training is approved for up to 1.50 continuing education hours.

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 12308. This training is approved for up to 1.50 continuing education hours. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to people who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training, or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded.


The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is designated as a Tuberculosis Center of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation (TB COE) via a funded cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Curry International Tuberculosis Center prioritizes learners from the western region of the United States which consists of seventeen jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, California (including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco), Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Island Territories.


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