The VDH TB Program publishes an annual surveillance report summarizing information about Virginia’s TB cases for the previous year and highlighting trends seen in the state. For information about local case counts and rates, please refer to the Local Data section below. If you have additional questions or data requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case counts and rates are updated annually in late March for the previous year. Please use these data to assist you in completing facility assessments. Please remember that rates in geographic areas with a small number of cases can be statistically unreliable. If using this data for a facility assessment, considering using health district level data if you are located in a small city or county. Please contact email@example.com with additional data questions and requests.
The National TB Program Objectives reflect national TB prevention and control priorities in the United States and are agreed upon by CDC and the federally funded TB programs. Indicators are measures developed to assess program progress toward the National TB Program Objectives.
The National Tuberculosis Indicators Project (NTIP) is a web-based performance monitoring tool that was developed to provide TB programs with indicator reports describing the program’s progress on the National TB Objectives.
The CDC has a website outlining all of the National TB Objectives.
The indicators are used to not only monitor Virginia’s program performance, but also to conduct cohort review. A cohort is a group of cases counted during a specified period of time. In Virginia, once we identify a cohort of cases, we conduct a focused review of a set of indicators. This is a group process that provides learning opportunities and ultimately is meant to improve program performance. Our cohort review focuses on the NTIP indicators for case management, contact investigations and the examination of immigrants and refugees.