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improve the understanding of the health needs of USPs with TB
support the design and delivery of multi-agency programmes and services to better meet those needs
reduce the health inequalities associated with TB among USPs
In this resource, USPs are:
some migrants groups
people in contact with the criminal justice system
people who misuse drugs and/or alcohol
people with mental health needs
people who are homeless
This resource makes many useful recommendations on how TB control boards and their partners can better meet the needs of the under-served with TB, illustrated with good practice examples from across England.
Local government’s public health role
Tackling TB: local government’s public health role was published in March 2018 by the Local Government Association in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE). It is aimed at local government councillors and staff who play important front-line roles in controlling TB.
The report also includes PHE’s data for TB indicators which are presented at upper tier local authority and CCG levels.