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AAPCHO: TB Community Engagement Network (United States)

AAPCHO: TB Community Engagement Network (United States)

Deadline: 9-Sep-20

The CDC is partnering with the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF), and Stop TB USA to lead the TB Community Engagement Network, a new initiative to work more closely with state and local TB control programs, as well as community-based organizations and community health centers.

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The Tuberculosis (TB) Community Engagement Network works closely with state and local TB control programs, focusing on outreach to AA and NHPI communities with the highest TB burden. The TB Community Engagement Network will build upon health care provider capacity and support at-risk communities of TB.

The initiative will bring together community-based organizations across the United States to increase knowledge, testing, and treatment of TB and latent TB infection (LTBI) among high-risk communities.

Goals

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The goals of the TB Community Engagement Network are to:

Conduct outreach to underserved AA and NHPI communities with the highest TB burden
Increase awareness and understanding of culturally and linguistically appropriate LTBI/TB testing and treatment strategies
Share resources and best practices among providers
Develop partnerships to scale existing initiatives.
Priority Areas

Raise awareness about the link between LTBI and TB disease, address misperceptions, decrease stigma, and encourage and facilitate testing and treatment for LTBI and TB
Increase awareness of the recommended shorter treatment regimen for LTBI
Encourage providers to test and treat LTBI among at-risk populations
Create a culturally and linguistically appropriate LTBI and TB education, training and community engagement resources and activities that resonate with high priority AA and NHPI communities
Funding Information

Deadline Free Grants
Each award amount will be between $8,000 and $12,000.
Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for this award, applicants must be from or working directly with organizations that serve AA and NHPI communities. Community-based organizations and community health centers will receive higher priority.
Eligible applicants must have the capacity to directly implement the proposal, collect evaluation data as required, provide written reports, and manage the funds appropriately. Applicants must submit a project narrative and work plan that will be evaluated by a grants committee.
For more information, visit https://www.aapcho.org/projects/tb-community-engagement-network/

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