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Tuberculosis Control Program

The Tuberculosis Control Program supports TB ambulatory care activities (clinical evaluation, treatment, prevention and epidemiology) at the county, municipal and institutional level through the provision of health service grant funds, staff, medication, consultation and education.

The program also conducts research for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and supports the Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Frank Romano, MPH, Senior Public Health Advisor
Frank.Romano@doh.nj.gov

  • One of the first programs in the nation to develop a regional TB system enabling expansion and contraction of services as needed. The regional TB clinic system performs clinical evaluation, treatment, prevention and epidemiology in concert with the county and municipal health departments. The TB program also provides health service grant funds, staff, medication, consultation and education.
  • Conducts research with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and supports the New Jersey Medical School's Global TB Institute at Rutgers, The State Universityof New Jersey.
  • To contact The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in Newark New Jersey call 973-972-6232 or the toll free HOTLINE: 1-800-4TB-DOCS (1-800-482-3627).
  • Maintains a TB Case and Suspect Registry as well as a contact database to provide necessary information to CDC http://www.cdc.gov/tb/ and feedback to the local health departments in New Jersey.

Tuberculosis Program
50 East Street, 3rd Floor
PO Box 363
Trenton, NJ 08625-0363

Phone: 609-826-4878  
Fax: 609-826-4879

Last Reviewed: 8/29/2017

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