National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Tuberculosis Education Aimed at Community Health (TEACH) Program Slides Set
Juzar Ali, M.D., Louisiana University

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SLIDE 1: NIH TUBERCULOSIS ACADEMIC AWARD*

JUZAR ALI, M.D. FRCP(C), FCCP
Associate Professor
Section of Pulmonary/CC
Director, LSU Wetmore TB Clinics
LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

* NIH supported Academic Grant "TEACH" PROGRAM

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SLIDE 2: "TEACH" PROGRAM

Tuberculosis Education Aimed at Community Health

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SLIDE 3: Components

MEDICAL STUDENTS*
Invited through the Student Affairs Office* and the Department of Minority Affairs and Community Health , LSU*

UNIVERSITY FACULTY*
Program Director and assigned faculty of the Section*

COMMUNITY VENUES*
Included but not limited to under the auspices of the State and City TB Clinics* Network

* Cooperation/assistance gratefully acknowledged

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SLIDE 4: Medical Student Objectives

At the end of the TEACH program, the participating student will be able to:

1. Have an increased awareness of the public health importance of tuberculosis
2. Increase his/her knowledge base of the subject
3. Identify public misconceptions about TB and appreciate cultural and ethnic differences in their comprehension.
4. Enhance communication skills and establish a base for future leadership role in public health.

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SLIDE 5: Faculty Objectives

At the end of the TEACH program, the faculty will be able to :

1. Appreciate the current epidemiology of tuberculosis and the need for a multi- disciplinary approach in imparting TB education
2. Establish a liaison between academic medicine, community organizations and public health systems to improve education and increased awareness of TB

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SLIDE 6: Community Objectives

At the end of the TEACH program, the participating community venues will be able to :

1. Have an increase awareness of TB in their particular community setting
2. Establish direct lines of communication and have access to a resource base of university and public health network
3. Have a forum of discussing practical TB management problems

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SLIDE 7: DESIGN AND FORMAT OF TEACH PROGRAM

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SLIDE 8: Louisiana Data,1997: Active Cases (n=407)

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SLIDE 9: Greater New Orleans Area: *Region 1; 5 parish areas

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SLIDE 10: Products

Question/Answer Brochure-Newsletter Community Projects Manuscript by students

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SLIDE 11: Development of Health Education Booklet

Information obtained from the qualitative research process was used to develop a "photonovel" which can be used to supplement the education given to newly diagnosed TB patients Ref: Dick J et al ; National TB Research Program South Africa. Tubercle and Lung Disease 1996 ;77:173-177

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SLIDE 12: Evaluation

Students:

1. Pre / post questions
2. Faculty review
3. Audience review

Community Venues:

1. Evaluation Sheets
2. Impact on Screening and contact time
3. Follow up interviews

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SLIDE 13: TB CASES IN REGION 1 LA

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SLIDE 14: "TEACH" Program: Evaluation Steps*

( DATA published in Minority Health, Vol.1,#5 July 2000)

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SLIDE 15: Overall Impact: Outcome data

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SLIDE 16: Conclusions

At the end of the first year of the program: Observations:

1. Feasible
2. Reproducible
3. Well received
4. Increased community interest
5. Both HCP and target populations had inadequate knowledge base and significant misconceptions about TB Impact and

Outcome measurements :

1. ???

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