Tuberculosis (TB) Awareness and Treatment ECHO-TV Program

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Program Description

Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH) Refugee Health and Tuberculosis Programs are pleased to offer a show about tuberculosis (TB) for the public. This show was produced by the ECHO-TV (Emergency and Community Health Outreach) collaborative.

Developed as an educational and outreach tool for persons at elevated risk for TB, the DVD contains seven versions of a 20-minute show that originally aired on public television in Minnesota in March 2008.

There are seven versions, in the following languages: English, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Each version was taped using bilingual and bicultural hosts and health care providers. Content was written by MDH TB Program staff. All non-English programs are subtitled in English.

Although the content of the shows varies slightly, each version has these key messages in common:

  • People from countries where TB is common should get tested for TB.
  • TB is curable and preventable.
  • If you have TB it's important that you take all of your medicine and follow the advice of a medical professional.
  • Anyone can have TB so there is no need to be ashamed if you have the disease.

Show Formats

The show is available in DVD and web-streaming formats.

DVD Order Form (PDF: 14KB/1 page)
A limited number of DVDs are available at no cost to organizations in the United States that serve populations at elevated risk for TB. Each DVD contains all seven languages.

Each of the seven versions is available for viewing on ECHO-TV's web site. Attention: Non-MDH link


Attention: Non-MDH links

Please contact Beth Kingdon (651-201-5529) or Sara Chute (651-201-5543) if you have any questions about this project.

Other Links

Emergency and Community Health Outreach. Attention: Non-MDH link

MDH's Refugee Health Program

MDH's Tuberculosis Program

Updated Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 08:09AM