Towards TB Elimination Shared Priorities for TB Program Performance Measurement in Canada – A Proposal for Discussion

Publication Summary

As part of its ongoing commitment towards TB elimination, NCCID, in collaboration with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, began a suite of activities in 2017-18 to support TB program performance indicator development in Canada. This included a review of Canadian and international TB programs, guidance documents, and surveillance reports, the creation of comparative TB program performance indicator reference resources, and the convening of a meeting on TB program performance measurement in Canada. Invitations to the November 2018 meeting were sent to TB program staff and affiliates to share their expertise in TB program evaluation, surveillance, and elimination priorities for Inuit, First Nations, and urban and foreign-born populations in Canada, as well as discuss and determine shared priorities for performance measurement across programs and populations in Canada.

This document presents the results of these activities. It proposes specific areas for collaborative TB program indicator development, based on shared performance measurement priorities identified by TB program and surveillance representatives from high‐burden areas in Canada.

This report can be used as a resource to support TB program performance indicator development across programs. Its results should be shared and discussed by public health personnel, federal, provincial and territorial decision‐makers, and others involved in planning and delivering TB programs in Canada.