Preventing and Addressing Tuberculosis among People Experiencing Homelessness
Tuberculosis is a serious health concern for people experiencing homelessness and those working with homeless populations. Tuberculosis rates are 10 times higher for people experiencing homelessness. Of the patients involved in Tuberculosis outbreaks investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010 – 2012, over half did not have a place to call home.
The TB Tool Kit was developed by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center in collaboration with USICH, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, CDC, and many other contributors to assist both healthcare providers and homeless service providers in the important work of TB control.