Tackling tuberculosis in under-served populations
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Tuberculosis (TB) and other mycobacterial diseases: diagnosis, screening, management and data and Homes for health
- First published:
- 18 January 2017
Guidance for TB Control Boards and partners outlines ways to design and deliver programmes to reduce TB in under-served populations (USPs).
Tackling tuberculosis in under-served populations: a resource for TB Control Boards and their partners
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2016537 PDF, 7.94MB, 137 pages
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Tackling TB among under-served populations (USPs) is one of the key areas for action identified in the Collaborative TB Strategy for England. This resource has been developed to improve the understanding of the health needs of USPs with TB; to support the design and delivery of multi-agency programmes and services to better meet those needs; and ultimately to reduce the health inequalities associated with TB among USPs.
This resource considers the following as under-served:
- 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 numerous exemplars of good practice from across England.
Published: 18 January 2017