Journal of Community Health

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 29–57

Tuberculosis: A health education imperative returns


  • George L. WhiteJr.
    • Center for Community HealthUniversity of Southern Mississippi
  • Beth Hogan Henthorne
    • Owner of Practice Innovations
  • S. Eugene Barnes
    • Dept. of HPELS, College of EducationThe University of South Alabama
  • Jay T. Segarra
    • Pulmonary Section, Department of Medicine at Kessler Medical CenterKeesler Air Force Base

DOI: 10.1007/BF02260494

Cite this article as:
White, G.L., Henthorne, B.H., Barnes, S.E. et al. J Community Health (1995) 20: 29. doi:10.1007/BF02260494


The ominous resurgence of tuberculosis after many years of containment necessitates a review of the various factors responsible. An intense collaborative effort is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences of the new epidemic. To provide a basis for health education recommendations, the factors contributing to the resurgence of tuberculosis, the nature of the current epidemic, and past health education efforts are reviewed. Further, an expanded Health Belief Model is offered as a foundation to guide educational campaigns.

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