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Program Description

  Tuberculosis Program

This program includes: testing persons for exposure to tuberculosis (TB), treating active cases, identifying persons at risk of developing TB, performing contact studies to determine who may have been exposed to an infectious person, and medication therapy. A treatment plan is developed for each diagnosed patient and the patient receives supervised medication therapy. Special programs are provided to high-risk populations such as the homeless, addicted persons, incarcerated persons, and persons living in high-density areas of foreign-born populations. The Migrant Health Program is also provided in compliance with Federal laws governing migrant laborers.

Program Contacts

Contact Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percentage of clients with active infectious tuberculosis that receive and are scheduled to complete Directly Observed Therapy and successfully complete the treatment regimen9697979797

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved190840017.00
Decrease Cost: Eliminate a Long-term Vacant Medical Doctor Position-124550-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.65027-1.75
FY20 Approved184887714.25