NEWS: Connecticut residents, time to contact your lawmakers
The CT Department of Public Health is seeking funding to roll the BLAST Lyme Disease Prevention Program out statewide.
From Lyme Connection (Ridgefield, CT):
The Connecticut Public Health Committee voted Raised Senate Bill #207, AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR A LYME DISEASE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM out of committee on April 13.
This bill provides five tick-borne disease health educators and a social media campaign all focused on promoting the BLAST prevention message statewide. We’re pleased to report that 27 out of 28 members voted in favor of the bill.
It’s clear that everyone wants to move this forward–but funding will be the hardest hurdle. We are anticipating the bill will go to appropriations next. Please send a letter of support to your local legislators explaining why statewide prevention is essential in 2015.
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