As a part of our World TB Day activities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (CDC/DTBE) is pleased to announce the 2017 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions. These individuals and organizations are recognized as making tremendous strides in expanding testing and treatment for latent TB infection. DTBE appreciates their commitment to improving public health, and we recognize them as leaders in TB elimination. For more information, please visit the CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions Project website.
In preparing for World TB Day on March 24, DTBE has developed communication messages and materials that we have listed here and on our World TB Day website. Also, for examples of past World TB Day events and links to resources that may be of assistance to you in your World TB Day activities, please visit the World TB Day section on the DTBE Website athttps://www.cdc.gov/tb/
World TB Day Key Messages and Resources Document:
This downloadable PDF contains information that may be helpful in planning communication activities to inform and educate partners, stakeholders, and media about TB-related problems and solutions, and the importance of supporting worldwide TB control efforts. Included are key messages, sample social media posts, and links to additional resources.
World TB Day Social Media Examples:
Be sure to follow CDC TB on Twitter (@CDC_TB) and Facebook (@CDCTB) for more information and shareable content. Images for social media can be found: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/
- Too many people in the US suffer from #tuberculosis. We can #UnitetoEndTB! Find out how: https://go.usa.gov/xXrR3 #WorldTBDay
- To #EndTB in the US, we must reach the hardest hit populations: https://go.usa.gov/xXrR3#WorldTBDay #UnitetoEndTB
- Testing & treatment of latent #TB infection among high-risk groups critical to #EndTB in the U.S. https://go.usa.gov/xXrR3 #WorldTBDay
- World TB Day is an opportunity to recognize our achievements in tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control, and renew our commitment to eliminating this devastating disease in the United States. Clinicians, health care agencies, and community organizations, especially those serving at-risk populations, have a critical role in TB elimination. Unite to End TB! https://go.usa.gov/xXrR3
World TB Day Thunderclap:
Thunderclap is a tool that lets a message be heard when we say it together. Think of it as an "online flash mob." Join CDC’s World TB Day Thunderclap, and share the End TB message March 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT, spreading an idea through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
We need 100 supporters for the Thunderclap to take effect, so please visithttp://thndr.me/zVCZdH before March 24 to sign up and learn more. Please share the information widely with your partners and help us promote the Thunderclap on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
U.S. World TB Day Poster:
U.S. World TB Day posters are available in 2 different sizes (8.5x11 and 11x17) to download and print.
Reminder! Call for Your World TB Day Activities:
If you are planning an event around the 2017 World TB Day, we would like to know about it. As soon as your event is planned, please complete the World TB Day event form and return it by e-mail to Molly Dowling at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will gladly post and share these activities on the World TB Day section of the CDC/DTBE Website.
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention