South Dakota TB Elimination Advisory Committee
The South Dakota Tuberculosis Elimination Advisory Committee was formed in 1995 to be an outside advisory body to the South Dakota Department of Health. The formation of a formal TB Elimination Advisory Committee had been a federal TB grant objective for many years and was recommended by the Division of TB Elimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The South Dakota Tuberculosis Elimination Advisory Committee shall provide advice and recommendations to the South Dakota Department of Health. The Committee shall make recommendations regarding:
- Medical practice
- Policy development
- TB control strategies, objectives and priorities
- Assist in the development and implementation of a statewide TB elimination plan
- Review the progress made toward elimination TB in South Dakota
- By the year 2015, reduce tuberculosis to an incidence of no more than 3.5 cases per 100,000 population.
- Special population target: Native American 2015 Target = <15 cases per 100,000 population.
Membership on the committee includes representatives from the American Lung Association of South Dakota, Indian Health Service, infectious disease physicians, pulmonologists, USD School of Medicine, family practice physicians, the State Epidemiologist and other Department of Health staff.