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

Pre-pandemic, LymeTV held annual community events geared to giving the local Portland, Maine unhoused community free bug spray & tick information. At these events, held during National Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, we gave away free baked goods & tick information to all passersby, & also free DEET bug repellent & collection kits to the local unhoused community since they are at high risk. We have served hundreds of people per year through these events. At this time, we directly distribute tick spray, permethrin-treated socks, & prevention information to our community partners that work with the unhoused. Community collaborations & partnerships allow us to expand our programs & reach more people. 

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, shelters & medical clinics for the unhoused, 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.