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LymeX Collaboration Opportunities

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LymeX encourages collaboration among patients, clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and others who want to find new ways to address Lyme disease. Are there ways that you or your organization are already accelerating or can help accelerate Lyme innovation and advance tick-borne disease solutions through outreach and communication, education, or in other ways? Tell us your ideas!

 

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Peer Mentoring for Lyme Disease

Peer mentoring has achieved success in improving disease self-management in many chronic conditions (diabetes, asthma, etc.), but it has yet to be applied to the high-cost, high-need population of Lyme patients. Peer mentoring connects a (parent of a) Lyme patient to another (parent of a) Lyme patient. This type of patient-to-patient, or parent-to-parent, mentoring is much-needed and would improve patient clinical outcomes, reduce unnecessary healthcare utilization, reduce costs, and...

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Reform the Medical System

Require full disclosure to patients about tick diseases such as Lyme and thorough Lyme testing before mental illness diagnoses are applied. Require enforcement of the Rico Act and other laws forbidding the sharing of mental disorder diagnostics to employers or others without consent, meaning felony charges will be made and restitution made to victims without applying statutes of limitations where victims were not informed or too impaired to fight back. Make public the common practice of...

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