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Child Fatality Review Team 
A multi-agency team reviewing deaths of children up to age 17 and makes recommendations to healthcare providers to help prevent future deaths. 

Flu Surveillance for Columbus/Franklin County
Collects information on influenza (flu) and influenza like illnesses from October through May each year. Influenza reports by week for current flu season and season summaries.

Immunization Assessment Tools for Medical Offices
Maximizing Office Based Immunization (MOBI) is a free one hour in-office CE quality improvement program provided by trained vaccine experts
Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, eXchange (AFIX) is free cooperative, confidential chart-review process which assesses immunization rates for a practice.

Project L.O.V.E. Immunization Partnership
A community partnership between Columbus Public Health, the Franklin County Health Department, Franklin County Commissioners, Central Ohio area hospitals, faith-based organizations and local businesses, working to assure that all Franklin County children are vaccinated by age 2.

TB Control Program 
The Ben Franklin Tuberculosis Control Program provides TB education, outreach, guidance and direct care services for active TB disease patients and their contacts in Franklin County. We also evaluate and treat Federal Division of Quarantine referral patients for active TB disease and Latent TB infection (LTBI). The TB Program can assist providers with TB protocols related to employee TB screenings and in conducting TB screenings, chest x-ray follow up, and LTBI treatment regimens for their patient populations.

  • Latent TB Infection (LTBI) - Guidance for Providers
    Contact the TB Program for treatment and case management guidance of people being treated for LTBI at (614) 645-2199. We do provide LTBI direct care services for infected contacts of active TB cases and Division of Quarantine patients only. Cases of LTBI are not considered reportable to your local health department.
  • TB as a Reportable Disease
    Active TB disease is a Class A-2 reportable disease. Any positive lab result concerning TB, any suspect TB case, or a confirmed case of active TB needs to be reported to your local health department by the end of the next business day. You can contact us at: