Tuberculosis (TB) Control Incentive Program | American Lung Association

Tuberculosis (TB) Control Incentive Program

The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Incentive Program administered by the American Lung Association of Wisconsin is designed to assist you with the treatment of tuberculosis clients by providing funding to purchase incentives and enablers that will encourage clients to complete therapy. The statewide incentive program is federally funded by Center for Disease Control (CDC) through the State of Wisconsin Division of Public Health's Tuberculosis Program and, therefore, must meet specific criteria and guidelines.

The program is to be used primarily for clients who have active TB disease, but it can also be used for clients on treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) to encourage and reward them along the course of their treatment. Being on medications for weeks, months, or in some cases, years, is not easy. Everyone receiving TB treatment needs the support and encouragement of their healthcare workers. Experienced tuberculosis control programs have proven that the minimal costs for providing incentives and enablers is well worth the effort. Enablers and Incentives by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the American Lung Association of South Carolina, and Tuberculosis Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Client Care by the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association both provide excellent perspective on the delivery of meaningful care that encourages persons battling tuberculosis to sustain their efforts.

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