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 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
to ask lawmakers for more federal funding for Lyme disease.
Thanks to everyone who made it to our Fly-In!
Your Action – Starting Now
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 recommend increases in federal funding for preventing and battling Lyme.
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.