DARE 2B TICK AWARE PROGRAM
PA Lyme Resource Network was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to implement a state-wide, community-based Lyme & Tick-borne disease prevention program.
ABOUT THE DARE 2B TICK AWARE PROGRAM
The goal is to improve the use of prevention strategies, reduce tick bites, and improve early diagnosis. This program uses the most current research available and standardizes prevention messages across the state. The program will include seminars, printed materials, webinars, and public service announcements. Stay tuned for future programs coming for schools and health care practitioners.
Certified PA Lyme Resource Network Faculty can provide the standard 1 hour seminar, a 30 minute short program, and customized/longer and more advanced seminars.
Learn how to prevent tick bites and Lyme/tick-borne diseases. Our seminars cover:
Ticks and Tick-borne diseases
Preventing tick bites
Acting if bitten by a tick
Recognizing early symptoms
Seeking help if you get sick
And much more
HOW DO I BOOK A DARE SEMINAR?
- Date for seminar
- Address of seminar location
Once we have this information, we contact all of our facilitators in your region. When someone confirms, we put you in direct contact with her/him to work out all final details.
IS THERE A COST?
DARE seminars are FREE to other non-profit groups and community organizations. This may change in the near future. If so, rates will be posted here on our Dare 2B Tick Aware site for seminars and materials.
There is a cost for corporations. Please email us at email@example.com for our corporate seminar fee. This covers our facilitator’s time/travel and a per person material cost.
WHAT DO I NEED TO HOST A SEMINAR?
- The presentation is a PowerPoint, so having a projector and screen available to our facilitator is necessary. We have also projected the PowerPoint onto a wall, but a screen tends to be easier to see.
- A microphone can help too, especially if you expect a large group. We want to make sure all attendees can hear our facilitator.
- Generally, a conference room, classroom, library or church is appropriate. Really, any space that is large enough to accommodate your expected number of attendees.
- A table to display all of our DARE brochures and samples for you!
WHAT DOES THE SEMINAR COVER?
- PA Trends
- Tick Habit
- Diseases Ticks Carry and Tick Life Cycle
- Prevention Strategies: Personal,Yard & Pets
D – defend yourself and property
A – avoid tick habitat
R – remember tick checks and shower
E – eliminate ticks correctly
- Acting if bitten by a tick
- Recognizing early symptoms
- Seeking help if you get sick
- And much more!
HOW DO I GET MATERIALS FOR MY GROUP, CLASS OR ORGANIZATION?
The Dare 2B Tick Aware materials are available to download for FREE here on this page. Scroll all the way down to the bottom and you will see all of our brochures:
- Dare to Prevent
- Dare to Act
- Dare to Prevent: Yard
- Dare to Prevent: Pets
- Tick I.D. Card
Scroll down even further and you can access our school materials:
- Tick Bite Report
- Outdoor Activity/Field Trip Prevention Information
- School Nurse Poster
HOW DO I BECOME A DARE 2B TICK AWARE FACILITATOR?
To be a DARE facilitator you must complete a four-step certification process:
- Orientation phone call
- Walk-through of the power point presentation (via phone)
- Observe a seminar
- Do a teach back – reviewed / graded by DARE program manager
The DARE program is currently looking for facilitators with a background in science, microbiology, public health advocacy/education, healthcare and Lyme advocacy. We are also looking specifically for facilitators in Northwest and Southwest PA. However, if you are not in these two regions, we welcome your interest as well!
For more information, and to fill out a facilitator application, please email the DARE Program Manager, Amy Tiehel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tick ID Card
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Tick Bite Documentation & Information
Field Trip Notification /Tips
Nurse Poster: Be Tick Aware
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