Colorado Tick Talks
Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association offers safety information and education for those who are working and/or playing in the outdoors and run the highest risk of contact with ticks.
I am a member of the Public Tick Integrative Pest Management (IPM) Working Group, a group dedicated to management of ticks and prevention of diseases, which is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center. In addition, I am a former wildlife biologist and wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service in Colorado. I have also been personally impacted by multiple tick-borne diseases. My background and experience allows me to share tick education, prevention and awareness information to assist with increased health and safety practices of your employees, groups, or students.
Our adult programs focus on increasing awareness of the risks of tick exposures, prevention measures, proper tick removal, the identification of ticks, and recognition of tick borne illness both within Colorado and across the country. Our program includes ecology of the tick, the vectors involved, the infections, and how to best protect yourself from infection. These programs can be tailored to meet the individual needs of your agency, organization, group or business.
We also provide programs for school aged children, educators, camp counselors, Scout leaders, their students or campers. This program is full of fun facts about ticks, including what a tick is, what a tick does, prevention measures and what to do if bitten. Information shared can help kids (and adults!) remain safe and healthy. These programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your school, outdoor education program or group.
COTBDAA is dedicated to providing resources to assist our Colorado Medical Care Providers. We are a resource for educational materials and physician training opportunities, as well as providing the basics of prevention, proper removal of ticks, tools for diagnosis and testing and other resources to help physicians better serve their patients faced with tick-borne illness.
For Event Organizers
Many organized outdoor events such as music festivals, trail runs, mountain biking, hikes, and walks can expose participants to tick habitat. Consider inviting us to your next event to educate your participants on tick awareness and prevention….and provide Free Tick Checks!
If you are interested in providing a “Colorado Tick Talk” for your employees, organization, group, students or event please contact Monica White at firstname.lastname@example.org.