Old Disease, New Challenge: Tuberculosis in the 1990s

The Foundation's program, Old Disease, New Challenge: Tuberculosis in the 1990s, was designed to stimulate effective collaborations between state and health departments and other public and private agencies serving people at risk of tuberculosis exposure and infection to develop and test new approaches to the problem of tuberculosis.This is one of five grants awarded under the Old Disease, New Challenge: Tuberculosis in the 1990s Program. This project will create a neighborhood-oriented TB prevention system that mobilizes highly trained and closely supervised neighborhood health workers to promote screening and adherence to chemo prophylaxis among individuals in communities at highest risk for TB in Baltimore City. Education, screening, and follow-up services will be provided to high-risk populations who are inmates in correctional facilities, clients in drug treatment centers, and patients in HIV outpatient clinics. The intervention will be the joint product of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Baltimore City Health Department; Light Industries; the Maryland Division of Correction; Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems; The Heart, Body, and Soul Program in East Baltimore; and the Community Building in Partnership in West Baltimore.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,153,555.00

Awarded on: 12/28/1993

Time frame: 1/1/1994 - 6/30/1997

Grant Number: 23610


Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, 21205-2103


Richard E. Chaisson
Project Director