TB News 

October 2023

Information for Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJs)

*Updated* Washington State Tuberculosis Law Manual for Health Officers

Check out the recently updated manual here.

TB Partners SharePoint Updates 

Please contact [email protected] if you are experiencing SharePoint access issues or would like to request SharePoint access.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All Rifampin 300mg DOH Shipments

As of October 1st, all rifampin 300mg shipped from DOH/King County Pharmacy will be filled using the former CDC National Stockpile medications.

  • Please note this on your medications log that the rifampin you've received is from the CDC and not purchased using the 340B or MMCAP discount programs.

  • The King County Pharmacy packing slip will also reflect this (** next to the rifampin, then lower on the sheet you will see “**Free CDC Meds**".)

We will let you know when we return to our normally purchased rifampin supplies.

The In-person Washington TB LHJ Workshop is on October 30th

Thank you to all who have registered. We look forward to seeing you at the Wenatchee Convention Center!

DOH TB Program staff will be monitoring [email protected] and 206-418-5500 if you need immediate assistance on this day. 

Upcoming Events and Education Opportunities

November 8-9th, 2023 | 2023 TEA Virtual Summit: Building Healthy Communities Free of TB

This TB Elimination Alliance (TEA) Zoom event will showcase TEA’s Mini-Grant Program and the remarkable innovations from diverse communities and their collaborative efforts towards achieving health equity over the past five years. Register here.

November 9th, 2023 | Navigating Mental Health & TB: Soft Landing Please!

This CITC webinar is intended for public health nurses, nurse case managers, and other healthcare personnel to promote TB care for patients with mental health needs. Register here.

April 16-19, 2024 | 2024 Tuberculosis Conference

Save-the-date for the conference in Baltimore, MD, hosted by the National TB Controllers Association and The Union-North American Region. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Brown (NTCA) at [email protected] or Menn Biagtan (The Union-NAR) at [email protected].

Washington's TB Project ECHO

On Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm PT, join our lunch-time virtual discussion about real TB cases with your peers. This free interactive event is guided by a panel of local TB experts. For more information about this local project and our partners who make this ongoing event possible.


Characteristics of and Deaths among 333 Persons with Tuberculosis and COVID-19 in Cross-Sectional Sample from 25 Jurisdictions, United States

Emerging Infectious Diseases | 10/2023 | doi: 10.3201/eid2910.230286

Estimated Costs of 4-Month Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment Regimen, United States

Emerging Infectious Diseases | 10/2023 | doi: 10.3201/eid2910.230314

Community perspective on child-friendly medications for drug-resistant TB: importance, priorities and advocacy

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease | 9/2023 | doi: doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.23.0164

Video Recordings and Education Opportunities

TB Elimination Alliance Webinar

This Providing Care for Patients with Latent TB Infection webinar aired on April 20, 2023. Access here.

CITC Archived Webinars

CME/CE units will not be offered for these trainings. Access here.

Rutgers TB Institute Webinar Archives

CE units are not available for these archives. Access here.

SNTC Archived Webinars

CME/CE units are not offered for these trainings. Access here.

SNTC Online Courses

CME/CE units are offered for these trainings. Access here.

CDC: TB 101 for Health Care Workers

CE units expire on 11/6/2023 and are available at no cost. Access here.

TB ECHO Recorded Archives

Missed a TB ECHO® session? TB ECHO® has didactic presentations available for viewing on YouTube. Handouts related to the presentation are included where appropriate. Watch recorded TB ECHO® here

Tools and Resources

Minnesota's Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health

  • Access helpful tools, trainings, and updates for newcomers and refugee health here.


DOH Refugee Health Program

  • Afghan Health Resources - Fact sheets, webinars, videos, and other health resources (scroll down for TB resources).
  • Ukrainian Health Resources - Fact sheets, webinars, videos, and other health resources to support new arrivals from Ukraine (scroll down for TB resources).

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