Stop TB USA was originally founded in 1992 as the National Coalition for Elimination of Tuberculosis (NCET) and organized to address domestic TB control. At that time, TB cases were increasing in the U.S. and there were outbreaks of multiple-drug resistant TB. There were 58 founding members (83 individuals) from public health, health care, professional medical organizations, and Congressional Health committees concerned with the care of individuals with tuberculosis and tuberculosis control. Stop TB USA is a partner in the Global Stop TB Partnership.
To serve as a channel of scientific and public health knowledge for the public and U.S. policy makers on the status of tuberculosis elimination globally, nationally and at state and local levels;
To educate the public and U.S. policy makers about the need for sustaining community public health activities for the elimination of tuberculosis, including development of new tools;
To provide a framework for increasing community participation in the national tuberculosis elimination effort, with emphasis on building awareness in and participation of “at risk” populations;
To bring partners together with a clear agreement on the shared objectives for eliminating tuberculosis in the United States; and
To stand with our colleagues and partners in the effort to eliminate tuberculosis globally.
Stop TB USA’s governance includes 4 officers and a Coordinating Committee consisting of the officers and 10 more members from general membership. The Partnership is convened and administered by the American Thoracic Society (ATS).
SUE ETKIND, R.N., MS
ROBERT BENJAMIN, MD
JOHN BERNARDO, MD
Immediate Past Chair
FRAN DU MELLE
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