Targeted Tuberculosis Screening in Tarrant County
A Good Idea
Tuberculosis is an important health problem among the community's homeless population. In light of this problem, all of the individuals that stay at the Presbyterian Night Shelter must now undergo a required chest x-ray and tuberculin testing and reading prior to their admission into the shelter.
Goal / Mission
The goal of this program is to prevent the spread of tuberculosis among the homeless population.
Results / Accomplishments
The outcome of this practice has been a decrease of tuberculosis morbidity within the homeless population.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Gerry Burgess, Division Manager
100 E Weatherford St
Fort Worth, TX 76196
Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
Health / Access to Health Services
- Tarrant County Public Health Deparment
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
- Date of publication
- Date of implementation
- Tarrant County, TX
- For more details
- Additional Audience
- The Homeless