Tick Busters is a 2021 HHS LymeX Challenge Winner
We are proud to announce that Tick Busters: Wanted Dead or Alive, NatCapLyme’s newest children’s educational series was chosen as one of five winning entries in the Department of Health and Human Services 2021 LymeX Education and Awareness Healthathon Challenge. Each of the selected winners including NatCapLyme were invited to present at the LymeX Winning Solutions Webinar which took place on Thursday, August 12th. In case you missed the event just click HHS LymeX Healthathon Winner Presentations to watch the presentations including NatCapLyme’s.
The Challenge tasked the Lyme community to create educational materials to help raise awareness about:
- how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease,
- how to prevent tick bites,
- how to recognize a tick,
- what to do if you’ve been bitten, and
- when to seek medical care.
LymeX’s goal is to foster innovations that can deliver transformative impact on patients’ quality of life. Tick Busters serves that goal. Here are some comments from the judges:
“TickBusters is a smart, clear and attention-grabbing resource for kids and parents. I especially appreciate the thought this team put into getting kids attention to talk to their adults and vice versa. I can see a lot of potential extensions for this effort into schools and into social media as well.”
“This is an overall excellent campaign! Education from teacher… to student…to parent with a variety of engaging materials. An excellent strategy to affect long-term change in awareness and behavior towards prevention of tick bites/diseases.”
Tick Busters inspires not only children but adults to take preventive action, use safe repellents, avoid tick habitats and most importantly, become an advocate to educate others about ticks. This educational series supports NatCapLyme’s mission of increasing awareness and informing children and parents about the habitat of ticks and how to avoid exposure to them. We encourage you to visit www.TickBusters.org to learn more about this exciting series