April 16, 2013 The Honorable Senator Cravens and Representative FarnsworthJoint Health & Human Services CommitteeAttn: Anna Broome, committee email@example.comMaine Legislature Dear Senator Cravens and Representative Farnsworth, At this time, I know that your committee is considering LD 597, a bill which directs that “The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention shall maintain a publicly […]
Often the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) receives requests from governing bodies to provide written or spoken testimony to them so they can make a decision on legislation or other policy decisions. This section contains some examples of that testimony. Early testimony may be from current LDA president Pat Smith before she was a part of the LDA.
Click here for DC – Written Testimony, US House Global Health & Human Rights Committee House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, & Human Rights, July 17, 2012 by Patricia V. Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
Congressman Smith and Members of the Global Health & Human Rights Committee, Thank you for the opportunity to testify on a problem I’ve seen blossom from a regional to international issue. 27 years ago I saw the devastation in my school district caused by an unknown disease affecting staff and students. To educate myself and […]
June 22, 2010 Patricia V. Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Testimony to: The PA Senate Banking & Insurance Committee The Honorable Senator Donald C. White, Chairman As background on Patricia V. Smith: President, LDA Strategic Advisory Board, Columbia University Medical Center Lyme & TBD Research Center Advisor to Time for Lyme (CT) Former […]
April 29, 2010 Patricia V. Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Testimony to: Institute of Medicine (IOM) I’m Pat Smith, president of the national non profit Lyme Disease Association which funds research and education grants, partners with the Environmental Protection Agency PESP Program on prevention for high risk groups including children and which collaborated to […]
March 10, 2010 Representative Joseph M. McNamara Chairperson, House Committee on Health Education & Welfare State of Rhode Island General Assembly Providence, Rhode Island Dear Mr. Chairman, I am writing in regard to bill H 7418 which requires that “the department of elementary and secondary education develop a Lyme disease awareness and prevention course for […]
The Honorable John Ward 533 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155 Dear Representative Ward, I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak with you when I traveled to Minnesota last summer to take part in the Senator briefing hosted by Senator Marty on the Lyme […]
Click here for printable pdf Testimony/Recommendations to: The House Majority Policy Committee Hearing on Combating Lyme Disease Dec. 2, 2009 Worcester PA Representative Mike Sturla, Chairman; Representative Matthew Bradford, Host Thank you all for the opportunity to testify on this very important issue, Lyme disease. As background: The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is all-volunteer national […]
Click here for printable pdf Spoken Testimony September 22, 2009Before the Massachusetts Public Health Committee September 22, 2009Patricia V. Smith, President In 2008, Massachusetts jumped to number two in national reported case numbers. The situation isn’t likely to improve soon. Climate changes are contributing to increased tick populations and expanded tick ranges, increasing disease […]
Click here for printable pdf Written Testimony for the Massachusetts Public Health Committee September 22, 2009 Co-Chairs and Committee Members,Thank you for the opportunity to testify on this very important legislation, H.1148, Hargraves. As background: Lyme Disease Association (LDA) is all-volunteer national non profit devoted to education, research, prevention & patient support and has 34 […]