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The Quiet Epidemic: Salida Steam Plant Theater

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05 May

The Quiet Epidemic: Salida Steam Plant Theater

May 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
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The Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association, 501c3; Chaffee County Public Health; and Partnership for Community Action are privileged to host the screening of The Quiet Epidemic, a feature-length documentary about Lyme disease. The film will be immediately followed by an expert panel conversation. May 5, 2023, Salida, CO is the second stop for this film tour in Colorado!

After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease.

The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a vicious medical debate. What begins as a patient story evolves into an investigation into the history of Lyme disease, dating back to its discovery in 1975. A paper trail of suppressed scientific research, and buried documents reveals why ticks – and the diseases they carry – have been allowed to quietly spread around the globe.

According to a new CDC estimate, 476,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease yearly in the United States alone, yet our public health agencies and policymakers remain largely unresponsive. The same small group of doctors and public health officials have continued to control the science and the narrative of denial for decades. ‍We intend to change that.

Watch the trailer to The Quiet Epidemic

The film screening will be followed by a conversation with The Quiet Epidemic filmmakers Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch, as well as Julie Barter, ND;  Sharon P. Austin, PsyD; Lyme patients, and advocates. Bring your questions to this panel of experts!


This Event is FREE for all to attend!

RSVP is requested for refreshment planning, please reserve your seat at Eventbrite

Snacks and refreshments are being provided by Chaffee County Public Health. Walk-ins welcome if space available at the door.

Partnership for Community Action will be dedicating Salida Soup May to COTBDAA in support of the screening of The Quiet Epidemic, as well as leading awareness events and activities throughout the month of May for Lyme & TBD/Conditions Awareness Month in our local community. Stay tuned for more details!


4:00 -4:45 PM – Social hour/registration

5:00 – 6:45 PM – Film Screening

6:45 – 7:45 PM – Panel discussion

The Quiet Epidemic Colorado Film Tour generously sponsored by our Community Partners at Sawyer!

We thank all of our 2023 Community Partners for their year-round support so that we may continue to bring these resources to CO!

Door prizes have been generously donated by our Sponsor and Community Partners at Sawyer & Community Partners at Insect Shield!

Much thanks to Community Partners at Ravel Health for volunteering their time and talents for this event.

Event Details

Date: May 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Salida SteamPlant Theater
Address: 220 W Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 530-0933
Organizer: COTBDAA
Organizer Website:
Other Organizers: Chaffee County Public Health
Other Organizers: Partnership for Community Action