17 August 2016

The LDA posted comments on antibiotic stewardship program .  (Click here)

Citing the increase in drug resistant bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control has been leading an effort with the “National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners which convened more than 25 expert and national stakeholders from the public and private sectors—including patient advocates, infectious disease physicians and pharmacists, and acute care providers—to develop National Quality Partners Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care,” published in May 2016. 

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15 July 2016
In a move applauded by the LDA and by patients everywhere, the MA House and the Senate  have overridden language which Governor Baker  inserted as part of the budget bill.  The Governor's recommended Lyme language replaced that of Representative David Linsky who had been working with Lyme groups in MA on the issue.
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22 June 2016

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has announced funding opportunities under the auspices of the Tick-Borne Diseases Programmatic Panel. $5 million has been appropriated for tick-borne diseases research through the Department of Defense budget for the 2016 (FY16) CDMRP program. Research specifically involving the following areas is being sought:

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17 June 2016

CFC Logo LDAThe LDA has been designated as a national charity included in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List. CFC is part of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, federal employees are provided with lists of approved charities for their workplace giving through the CFC. The LDA has met the requirements and been a part of CFC for 11 years running. LDA's administrative and fundraising costs were determined to be only 3.3% for 2015, meaning 96.7% went directly to programs.

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16 June 2016

2016 BoyScoutTroop66 talkOn June 8, LDA President Pat Smith presented the Powerpoint "How A Tick Can Make you Sick" to all 3 third grades in the Allenwood Elementary School, Wall Township, NJ, and provided the same on June 14 to all five 3rd grades in Newbury School in Howell Township, NJ. In an hour long session, she explained what Lyme is, where it comes from, the 3 types of ticks that cause problems in NJ with many different tick-borne diseases, how to protect against ticks, and how to properly remove a tick.

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