Congratulations to our Director of Immigrant Health, Dr. Amy Tang, for being selected as one of the California TB Elimination Heroes, Class of 2023. This title is awarded by the California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) to Dr. Tang for her impassioned campaign for Tuberculosis (TB) screening and prevention at NEMS. During Dr. Tang’s tenure as the Director of Immigrant Health, she has provided primary care to patients at risk for TB infection during the COVID-19 pandemic, trained providers on evidence-based Latent TB Infection (LTBI) care, developed protocols and quality improvement measures to increase LTBI testing and treatment, and led an analysis of NEMS data over a ten-year period to understand our LTBI care cascade. Dr. Tang is currently leading a grant to measure the impact of specific clinical interventions on LTBI testing and treatment. She is committed to demonstrating that primary care interventions are important in TB prevention and elimination. To learn more about the award, visit: https://ctca.org/events/world-tb-day-events/.
Free TB Testing
During the month of March, we commemorate World TB Day to raise public awareness, encourage screenings, and step up on our efforts to eliminate TB. If you or a loved would like to learn more about the free TB testing provided by NEMS, please click here (available in English and Chinese). You can also call 415-391-9686 ext. 8160 for more information and to schedule a free test.