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.

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

English
Hmong
Khmer
Lao
Somali
Spanish
Vietnamese

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

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

MDH's Refugee Health Program

MDH's Tuberculosis Program


Updated Tuesday, 30-Jul-2013 08:09:34 CDT