Tuberculosis (TB) Awareness and Treatment ECHO-TV Program
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.
The show is available in DVD and web-streaming formats.
- DVD Order Form
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, ECHO
Each of the seven versions is available for viewing on ECHO-TV's web site.