The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) was established by the 21st Century Cures Act to improve federal coordination of efforts related to tick-borne diseases. The TBDWG’s purpose is to review federal activities and research related to all tick-borne diseases and provide a summary of its findings and any recommendations regarding changes or improvements to such findings to the HHS Secretary and Congress every two years.
- The first report was submitted to Congress in November 2018; the second report was submitted in January 2021, both authored by the TBDWG members.
- Subcommittee Reports were also written in 2018 and 2020, some coauthored by Working Group member and LDA President, Pat Smith.
- Each subcommittee of the Working Group identified priorities and developed a report to the TBDWG that described current efforts, gaps in research, and potentials actions relevant to their topic.
- Topic development briefs were also developed by the first term Working Group
2020 Subcommittee Reports:
2018 Subcommittee Reports:
2019 Topic Development Briefs