Vol. 3 No. 1 (2023)
Health Technology Reviews

Community Supports for People with Tuberculosis

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Published January 4, 2023

Key Messages

  • A limited literature search was conducted to identify evidence about the use of peer support workers, community support workers, or social workers to assist people with tuberculosis who are facing barriers and the types of interventions used by these workers.
  • Fourteen reports are included in this report that describe strategies used by support workers to engage people with tuberculosis who face barriers.
  • The interventions identified that support continued engagement and reduce attrition of people with tuberculosis focused on involving the clients in the decision-making process and overcoming potential hurdles to treatment. Strategies included culturally relevant education at all levels (e.g., worker, patient, family, community), referral to applicable programs or care, incentives, and enablers.