How Public Health Nurses Help
About the TB Program
The TB Program works with local health departments and private medical providers to:
1) identify and treat TB disease;
2) identify, evaluate, and treat newly infected contacts to infectious TB cases;
3) screen high-risk populations for TB infection.
The TB Program provides lab testing, technical assistance, TB medications and analysis of surveillance data to assist with accomplishing these goals.
Read the TB Program Fact Sheet (pdf) to learn more about TB and what the TB Program is doing to control the rate of tuberculosis disease in Oregon.