More Federal Funding for Lyme

With nearly 500,000 people in the United States getting Lyme disease each year, current federal funding for research and prevention programs is simply not enough. Help us fight for more funding for Lyme.





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Lyme Cases Increasing

Over 300,000 estimated cases of Lyme disease reported in 2017 by the CDC.  Reported total cases in 2017 are 4 times the number reported in 1991.

> 400,000 cases in 2017

Funding Decreasing

Funding for Lyme disease by the NIH has been flat to decreasing since 2000.  Research by the NIH was $26M in 2000 ($37M in 2018 dollars) vs. 30M in 2018.

More Funding required

No Working Diagnostic or Therapy

Current diagnostics don’t work – at worst 38% accurate.  Current treatments are insufficient for chronic patients and work for approximately 85% of acute patients.

Need diagnostic and therapy

2020 Lyme Fly-In

In February 2020, Lyme advocates gathered in Washington, DC for a live event to ask lawmakers for more federal funding for Lyme disease.

This year we will host the 2022 Virtual Lyme Fly-inLearn more.


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What We Do

Center for Lyme Action sponsors educational sessions for the executive and legislative branches of the US federal government.  We work to bring more attention to Lyme disease, the human suffering, and the need for better diagnostics and treatments.  We then work to advocate for increases in federal funding for preventing and battling Lyme.

Our Mission

Center for Lyme Action is a member-supported 501(c)4 organization dedicated to increasing federal funding for Lyme disease. 

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We are seeking help from the Lyme community — Lyme foundations, Lyme advocacy organizations, Lyme patients and their family and friends.

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Lyme patients need your help.

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