Support for the National Coalition to Eliminate Tuberculosis

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 grant provides support for convening activities for the National Coalition to Eliminate Tuberculosis (NCET). Specifically, this support will: (1) increase the capacity of NCET to disseminate successful strategies for Tuberculosis (TB) control developed by Foundation and other funded projects through its annual conference and task force meetings; (2) develop and implement strategies to improve communication between NCET member organizations; and (3) increase the participation of community based organizations serving those at higher risk for TB in convening activities. Since 1991, the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control have taken the lead in organizing over 70 organizations as the NCET. The goal of the Coalition is to maximize each organization's impact on TB control by minimizing the redundancy of their efforts.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $119,019.00

Awarded on: 2/24/1995

Time frame: 3/1/1995 - 2/28/1997

Grant Number: 24737


American Lung Association of the City of New York

21 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, 10018-2254


Alice Y. McIntosh
Project Director