Local Public Health

This page offers resources to assist public health professionals in performing tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control activities. If you are a new professional at a Washington State Local Health Jurisdiction, please read the Tuberculosis Welcome Packet (PDF). Resources are listed in alphabetical order under each topic heading. TB topics include:

Having trouble finding a resource? Try searching by key words or publication number in the Google Custom Search bar (on upper right corner of the page). If you need assistance finding a resource or have resource suggestions, please email tbservices@doh.wa.gov

Case Management

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Testing and Treatment

  • Medications
    Medication discount program for local health jurisdictions to order the first 4-line TB medications for free and other TB medications at a reduced price.
  • Electronic Directly Observed Therapy (eDOT) Toolkit
    A toolkit for implementing an eDOT program. Includes information on developing policies and procedures, technology options, and sample forms.
  • Microbiology Laboratory Test Menu
    Includes specimen submission forms, specimen collection and shipping instructions, pre-approval requirements, testing methodologies and frequencies, turnaround times, and contact information for the Washington State Public Health Laboratory.

  • TB Provider Toolkit
    Resources to use, or promote with private healthcare providers, related to TB screening, testing, treatment, and consultation activities.

  • Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT) Pilot Program
    The DOH TB Program is offering a no cost VDOT pilot project to Washington health jurisdictions who do not otherwise receive funds from the DOH TB Program. If you would like more information about the tools and resources, please email tbservices@doh.wa.gov.

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Reporting