To protect and improve the health of all, the California Tuberculosis Control Branch (TBCB) provides leadership and resources to prevent and control tuberculosis (TB). The vision of the Tuberculosis Control Branch is to speed the decline of TB morbidity and mortality.
Tuberculosis disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States. Today, however, people with active TB disease can be treated and cured if they seek medical help. Even better, people with latent TB infection can take medicine so they will not develop active TB disease.
On December 5th, 2013, the Tuberculosis Control Branch marks the 100th anniversary of the state TB program at "The Century Ahead: Tuberculosis Science, Public Health and Policy" - a one-day symposium to be held at the University of California, San Francisco's Laurel Heights campus. For more details and registration information, click here.