Don't Get Sick! Avoid the Tick!

In 2008, the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) was one of only two health departments to receive a $50,000 grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health to conduct a Lyme Disease Prevention and Awareness campaign in Windham County.

Joining efforts with the North Central District Health Department and the Eastern Highlands Health District, NDDH formed the Windham County Lyme Disease Prevention Partnership and provided outreach and educational activities to thousands of people in Windham County.

Lyme Disease is the most frequently reported tick-borne illness in the United States, and Windham County has some of the highest Lyme disease incidence rates in the country. People can become infected through the bite of the black-legged tick (known as the deer tick) that is carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

Here you will find important Lyme disease prevention information that was used during this campaign!

The Windham County Lyme Disease Prevention Partnership sponsored a Lyme Disease Prevention Poster Contest in June, 2008 at Hampton Elementary School (because the town of Hampton has some of the highest incidence rates of Lyme disease in the State of Connecticut!) Pictured left to right: 5th grade teacher Mrs. Wendy Timberman, 3rd place winner Molly Miller, 1st place winner Karleigh Rodriguez, and 2nd place winner Ian Lake. Congratulations to these very artistic poster contest winners!


Lyme Disease Prevention Resources

KIDS! Be an NDDH Lyme Detectick!

Lyme Disease Prevention Media Campaign
Listen to "The Adventures of Tim and Tina Tick!"
Special thanks to WINY Radio for their assistance in producing these entertaining commercials!



Our Lyme Disease Prevention Deer Resistant Demonstration Garden educated thousands of people who attended the 2008 Woodstock Fair!