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Name: TB Photovoice
Street 1: 7619 137th Ave. SE
Street 2:
City: Snohomish
Province: WA
Post Code: 98290
Country: United States of America
Phone: 3608629034
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Teresa
Last Name: Rugg
Title: Project Director
Phone: 3608629034

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Eva
Last Name: Moya
Title: Board of Director, President

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
The mission of TB Photovoice(TBPV) is to use images, stories and dialogue to elevate the voices of individuals directly impacted by Tuberculosis so that they, as well as their communities, can improve their overall health.

The heart of our work is using the method of Photovoice,a method through which local people document their health realities using a specific photographic technique to promote healthful public policy.
•A small group of persons affected by TB come together with a trained TB Photovoice facilitator and use cameras to document their everyday life and health experiences.
•The group share and examine their personal photos and stories with their peers.
•Their photos and stories often reflect the stigma, discrimination, and challenges associated with TB. Their perspectives stress the need for person centered care, improved TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
•Participants amplify their messages through forums, health events, community dialogues, live exhibitions, and other creative and strategic methods. Their photos and accompanying narratives give a face and voice to TB.

TB Photovoice Provides:

•4-day TB Photovoice implementation training for community organizations. This ensures a strong group foundation, adapted for each site.
•Program and evaluation support throughout the TB Photovoice process.
•Media training and resources for TB Photovoice sites to maximize their TB messages to their community.
•Logistical support to TB Photovoice groups to amplify their stories and photos throughout the globe.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 0
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: United States of America
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
TB Photovoice assistance is available to any organization worldwide,including the US, that is willing to commit to hearing and acting on the perspectives of persons directly impacted by TB. Their perspectives enhance and raise critical TB awareness at multiple levels of the community.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United States of America


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
When we conduct our TB Photovoice training with our partners in all parts of the global, based on need and resources, we provide the tools necessary for them to use photovoice to further the perspectives of persons impacted by TB. In 2011, TB Photovoice provided training to our partners TB ACTION Group in Nairobi, Kenya. We have a Facebook support group page that is designated for persons impacted by TB around the world. We have created social mobilization programs that have highlighted the impact of TB in Washington State.

In the majority of our TB Photovoice trainings, many are of our participants are challenged both by TB and HIV. Thus, the stories and perspectives are often from those impacted by both diseases.


Declaration of interests:
Romel Lacson, TB Photovoice Founder; employed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Last updated: November 29, 2017