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 Foundation's Old Disease, New Challenge: Tuberculosis in the 1990s. The purpose is to link a large public hospital, city health department and community-based organizations to more effectively screen and treat homeless, substance abusers, immigrants, HIV positives, and indigent people on New York's lower east side. Using community-based organizations that operate substance abuse treatment programs, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens, the following will be coordinated: screening, hospital treatment, TB outpatient drug monitoring, and social services. The expected outcomes of this project include a decrease in morbidity and mortality and an improved rate of cure in the indigent, homeless, immigrant, substance abusing, and HIV/AIDS diagnosed populations who use the resources of the New York City hospital system and the five community-based organizations involved in the project. The participating not-for-profit, community-based organizations are the Lower East Side Service Center, The Educational Alliance, BRC Human Services Corporation, Housing Works, and the Community Health Project.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,155,000.00

Awarded on: 12/28/1993

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

Grant Number: 23608


New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

125 Worth Street
New York, 10013-1197


Neil Schluger
Project Director