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. The Atlanta Tuberculosis Project and TB Prevention Coalition will be a collaborative and coordinated educational screening and control program that will reduce the rate of TB in metropolitan Atlanta and the State of Georgia. A TB computer network/database will be established that will link various groups in Atlanta involved in the management and care of TB patients in Atlanta. A computerized TB database and confidential transmission of medical information among providers about the care and status of patients with TB should lead to improved surveillance, management,and control of TB in the community. Those at risk for TB infection and disease in Atlanta, which includes inner-city minority members, HIV-infected individuals, the homeless, an immigrant population residing primarily in DeKalb County, and incarcerated persons will be the target population. The Indigent Care Trust Fund of Georgia is providing matching funds of $100,000 and additional funds are being sought from a local Atlanta foundation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,155,000.00

Awarded on: 12/17/1993

Time frame: 1/1/1994 - 9/30/1997

Grant Number: 23609


Emory University, School of Medicine

1648 Pierce Drive
Atlanta, 30322-0001


Henry M. Blumberg
Project Director