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Federal TB Task Force


The Federal Tuberculosis (TB) Task Force is a coalition composed of the federal agencies involved in U.S. TB research and control efforts. Established in 1991, it facilitates coordination of activities among these federal agencies. It was established under the leadership of the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (then William C. Roper, MD) to address the outbreaks of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB occurring during the 1985–1992 surge in TB cases.

CDC’s role

CDC provides leadership for the Federal TB Task Force. Members of CDC senior executive staff have chaired the Task Force since its beginning. Other CDC staff serve on the Task Force, as well.

Activities and Accomplishments

Federal TB Task Force members communicate regularly to discuss TB activities and research.

Member Agencies

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

U.S. Agency for International Development

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Justice

Department of Homeland Security

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Meeting Minutes