OUR PROGRAMS

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LymeTV has a variety of programs that promote public health best practices & advance our mission of reducing the incidence of dangerous tick-borne diseases.  

Our organization was founded on the concept of educating through video & other visual media to reach a wider audience. Our communication efforts use humor to drive engagement since people retain learned content better when they are entertained. 

HEALTH EDUCATION

Our free health education program is a great resource for schools, camps, pediatrician offices, & other organizations to educate & remind kids & staff how to protect themselves from a tick bite.

Tick JEDI Health Education Program for Kids

Children are at the greatest risk for Lyme disease & other tick-borne diseases (with age group 5-9 years old having the highest incidence). LymeTV has developed educational materials to teach kids how to prevent a tick bite. Our Tick JEDI program teaches kids how to avoid ticks, check for ticks, & the basics of Lyme disease. Prevention is key!

LymeTV has produced an interactive cartoon curriculum that is fun & engaging for children. The program is available to schools, camps, & other youth organizations.  Register at the Tick JEDI website button below.

Through our Tick JEDI Health Education Program, schools also have access to workbooks, classroom posters & parental brochures along with our remote presentations.

Education for Colleges & Businesses

The most proactive way to reduce the prevalence of tick-borne diseases is through awareness & prevention. LymeTV provides free lectures to academic institutions, nursing unions, businesses, & other nonprofits wanting to educate their employees about the dangers of ticks & the diseases they can transmit.

Information Disseminated to Doctors

The most successful way to reduce tick-borne diseases from doing maximum damage to the host body is to diagnose early & to treat properly.  LymeTV connects doctor offices with research & educational material, globally, to help keep the staff abreast of early diagnosis criteria & much-overlooked co-infection information.  Together, we can help prevent multitudes of patients from being underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, which may lead to patient deterioration if all agents are not identified &/or not treated early or successfully.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
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Our target demographic is everyone, but we host health events targeted to the underrepresented of our community, including the homeless population & the senior community. 

Bagels & Bug Spray

LymeTV holds annual community events geared to giving the local Portland, Maine homeless community free bug spray & tick information. At these events, held during National Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, we give away free baked goods & tick information to all passersby, & also free DEET bug repellent to the local homeless community since they are at high risk.

Community Centers & Health Events

LymeTV partners with medical centers, health organizations, community non-profits, & community centers to provide free Tick Talks & health information to the public.  These gatherings are open to the entire community to attend & to learn more about protecting themselves from dangerous tick bites.  During the pandemic we are providing our services remotely.

Community Partnerships

LymeTV has partnerships with other public health organizations, homeless & substance abuse shelters, organizations that work with the underserved, youth nonprofits, & more.  We provide free tick repellent & permethrin-treated socks to our shelter partners.  We collaborate with & provide health education for our other organizational partners.

FILMING

Documentary - Lyme: Shifting the Paradigm

LymeTV is currently filming a new Lyme documentary.  This film will highlight the advances in Lyme disease research, as well as the science behind Lyme tests, how the disease & other co-infections disseminate, & the dangers of long-term damage to the host body. In addition, the film will feature the hurdles that many Lyme patients face trying to get proper care & early diagnosis.  All of us at LymeTV are very excited about the incredible interviews & are honored to work with such a great team to share necessary information on the topic. This documentary will be a free public health informational film, & LymeTV will never charge viewers to watch it.

"A Tick Bite Can Kill You" Commercial Series

This PSA (Public Service Announcement) commercial series shows the dangers of Lyme disease & other tick-borne diseases through 30-60 second clips, which are currently broadcast on the Internet.

Tick Talk Series

LymeTV's filmed Tick Talk series consists of informative & dynamic ten-minute segments on various important topics ranging from Why A Patient May Still Be Sick to How To Read Tests. 

Informal Dialogue Series

LymeTV interviews a variety of exceptional individuals, including clinicians, who have made a career change or have made a significant difference in the world after their own battles with tick-borne diseases. Their stories & information are impactful.